Mosquito, microslide

Mosquito, microslide

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Caption: Mosquito. The head of a Corethra plumicornis mosquito comprises two compound eyes (centre right), two hairy feather-like antennae and complex mouthparts. The mouthparts consist of two mandibular palps (bottom centre) and a proboscis (bottom centre), which contains the piercing and sucking instruments necessary to obtain a blood meal from humans and other animals. Victorian microslide by Ruichard Sutur.

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Keywords: animal, antennae, compound eye, corethra plumicornis, culicidae, fauna, hair, hairs, hairy, head, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, mandibular palps, mosquito, multicoloured, nature, one, proboscis, ruichard sutur, single, victorian microslide, wildlife, zoology

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