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Ladybird Beetle Leg Adhesive Pad -- Courtesy of Nikon Small WorldThis 20x image of an adhesive pad on a foreleg of aladybird beetle Coccinella septempunctata) won seventh place in the 2013 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition. It was taken by Dr. Jan Michels of theInstitute of Zoology, Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Christian-Albrechts-Universit├Ąt zu Kiel, in Kiel, Germany, using confocal microscopy and autofluorescence.

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