Bizarre insect image leaves the internet puzzled
A surreal photo posted online of a moustache-wearing insect has left the internet perplexed.
Commenters struggled to make sense of the bizarre close-up after the image, taken by leading scanning electron microscopist Steve Gschmeissner, was posted to Reddit this week.
The picture is actually of a mosquito’s foot at 800x magnification.
Gschmeissner told Live Science: ‘Insects are fantastic for that because they have all this sort of fine microscopic details.
‘When you first put something in a microscope, you are never really sure what you’re going to see.’
The photo was part of the 2016... read more