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Mosquito pupa

Description:

Pupa of an unidentified mosquito. Two focal planes are shown.

Habitat:

Mosquito eggs, larvae and pupae are found in standing water. This pupa was collected from a vernal pool.



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6 Comments

drP
drP 6 years ago

Thank you, Christine. I really like this one, too.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 6 years ago

Great shot! I love that you can actually see the adult mosquito forming inside the pupa.

drP
drP 6 years ago

Thanks,Keith. I remember seeing videos of the mosquito life cycle ages ago when I was a kid. The time-lapse of metamorphosis freaked me out.

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 6 years ago

Cool. You can see its gut.

drP
drP 6 years ago

Thanks, Smith Zoo!

Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 6 years ago

Wow! That is amazing, thanks for sharing drP!

drP
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drP

Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.40, Long: -77.70

Spotted on May 30, 2013
Submitted on May 30, 2013

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