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Pupa of an unidentified mosquito. Two focal planes are shown.
Mosquito eggs, larvae and pupae are found in standing water. This pupa was collected from a vernal pool.
Thank you, Christine. I really like this one, too.
Great shot! I love that you can actually see the adult mosquito forming inside the pupa.
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.
Cool. You can see its gut.
Thanks, Smith Zoo!
Wow! That is amazing, thanks for sharing drP!
Lat: 37.40, Long: -77.70
Spotted on May 30, 2013 Submitted on May 30, 2013