March 8, 2010

Gross Things Come in Small Packages

Using an advanced microscope, a scientist named Steve Gschmeissner was able to take close-up photos of these disgusting insects. First, behold the ugliness of the yellow dung fly (it eats dung!):
Next up is a bloodsucking parasite that would like to get to know you better: the human flea!
And finally, this horrible creature looks like a refugee from another, uglier planet. It’s a revolting…caterpillar? Huh!
 More photos here.

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