Mosquito larvae and pupae

Mosquito larvae and pupae

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Caption: Macro photograph of mosquito (family Culicidae) pupae (top, centre) and larvae (vertical) suspended by their siphons (breathing tubes) from the surface of water. Mosquito larvae are aquatic and breath through spiracles located on their abdomens, or through a siphon on the end of their bodies. Here, mosquito pupae (top, centre) are also seen. Magnification: x11, when printed 10cm wide.

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