Belgica antarctica larva
The larvae of Belgica antarctica, a flightless midge. Richard Lee, a distinguished professor of zoology at Miami University, studies Antarctica's only indigenous insect. To learn more about B. Antarctica, see Lee's website Antarctic Connection.
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Credit: Richard Lee
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