A mayfly nymph. The size of the animal was about 3-4 mm. The background colors resulted from optical effects caused by microscopy contrasting techniques.
A mayfly nymph. The size of the animal was about 3-4 mm.
A mayfly nymph in its natural habitat. The green branches on which it sits are part of a moss. The white spots on stalks are ciliates (Vorticella). Unlike many other pictures, this one is made through an supermacro lens.