Caption: Sand flea or beach flea (Orchestia agilis) - amphipod (Crustacean). This is not an insect but an arthropod (crustacean) called an amphipod that lives in sandy beach environments. Its diet consists of organic and decaying plant material (such as seaweeds on the beach). Often annoying to to people who visit beaches.
Magnification*: x7
Type: SEM
Copyright 1995 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 92684D,amphipod,arthropod,beach flea,beach hopper,Crustacea,crustacean,invertebrate,invertebrates,lateral,Orchestia agilis,sand flea,sand hopper,SEM