Strategus aloeus – freshly hatched L1 larva

Strategus aloeus – freshly hatched L1 larva
11 October 2016.

Couple of larvae hatched out of the egg, and this particular larva has just got off of the egg. I wanted to share a microscopic image of it, here:

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I assume the cuticle layer of the end of mandibles are quite dense(?), so that is the only part dark colored whereas other parts of body are all white.

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