Mosquito metamorphosis

Mosquito metamorphosis

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Credit: CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Metamorphosis of an adult Northern house mosquito Culex pipiens, from its larval form on the surface of water. The insect rests for a moment on the water surface before taking off, supported by surface tension effects - the interactions of molecules in water and air at their interface. Surface tension effectively creates a skin over the volume of water, on which the mosquito's legs rest in depressions.

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Keywords: animal, culex pipiens, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, metamorphosis, nature, northern house mosquito, surface tension, wildlife, zoology

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