Friday, April 12, 2013

Insect Antennae

Insect antennae are paired appendages used for sensing in anthropods. Antennae are connected to the front-most segment of the insect and are the primary olfactory sensors of insects.

Illustration: L. Shyamal
Insect antennae come in a number of different shapes, each of which is labeled above.

Insect antennae captured at 100x magnification under a student biological microscope.