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Scientifically speaking, an arthropod refers to invertebrate animals that have an exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed appendages. They include all insects, arachnids, and crustaceans whose body consists of repeated segments, each with a pair of appendages. We have rounded up twenty-four extreme close-ups for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading to see them all.

They have over a million described species, making up more than 80% of all described living animal species. They range in size from microscopic plankton up to forms a few meters long.

The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program designs and develops large and small-scale surveys and identification tools for native bees. A vital aspect of the program is to create accurate and detailed pictures of native bees as well as the plants and insects they interact with.

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This entry was posted on 09/17/2013 00:30am and is filed under Animals, Photography, Science .
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