Hair tips (IMAGE) Frontiers Caption SEM images of the microstructure of the adhesive hairs ('setae'). (A) Side view showing the up to 1.8 mm long hair shaft (not shown in full length) and the tip region covered with 'microtrichia' (minute hair-like structures on the hairs proper). (B) Top view of the 'scopula pad' (a dense tuft of hairs) on the lower side of the pretarsus. Covering the tip region of the hairs are spatula-shaped microtrichia, which stick to the substrate during walking. (C) Higher magnification image of the spatula-shaped microtrichia. Credit B Poerschke, SN Gorb and F Schaber Usage Restrictions Credit artists License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.