Common house mosquito, SEM

Common house mosquito, SEM

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Caption: Common house mosquito (Culex pipiens). Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a female common house mosquito, showing its compound eyes (dark, upper centre), antennae (feathery, top) and mouthparts (centre). The females of this mosquito are vectors of diseases including West Nile virus and Japanese encephalitis. Magnification: x43, when printed 10 cm wide.

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