Mosquito wing, light micrograph

Mosquito wing, light micrograph

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Credit: GERD GUENTHER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mosquito wing. Differential interference contrast micrograph of the scale-like hairs at the edge of northern house mosquito's (Culex pipiens) wing. The hairs aid flight and can be used to create sound, which may be used in courtship rituals. Magnification: x225 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: animal, biological, biology, contrast, culex pipiens, differential interference, edge, entomology, fauna, hair, hairs, insect, invertebrate, light micrograph, light microscope, mosquito wing, nature, northern house mosquito, scale, scale-like, scales, sound creation, surface, wing, zoological, zoology

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