National Geographic : 2015 Feb
Scientists are discovering that mites are exquisitely adapted to nature’s every niche. Case in point: Colorful beads of water-repellent wax ensure that a moss mite stays dry in its damp world. EOBRACHYCHTHONIUS SP., 996 X The photographs in this article were made with a scanning electron microscope. The resulting black-and-white images were then colored to reflect the mites’ natural appearance.