At a low magnification of only 22X, this scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted some of the morphologic exoskeletal features located on the head region of an adult figeater beetle, Cotinis mutabilis
. Sometimes referred to as a junebug, this insect is a member of the taxonomic family, Scarabaeidae
, or dung beetles. Note the pair of lamellate, bilaterally-situated antennae, which are in a folded position.