Dragonfly larva, light micrograph

Dragonfly larva, light micrograph

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Caption: Mosquito larva. Darkfield illuminated light micrograph of the head of the larva of a dragonfly (family Odonata), showing its large eyes (black, oval). Dragonfly larvae (nymphs) are aggressive aquatic predators that use their large mouthparts (labium) to catch other small aquatic animals such as mosquito larvae, tadpoles and even small fish. Magnification: x42, when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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