Common house mosquito, SEM

Common house mosquito, SEM

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Caption

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Common house mosquito (Culex pipiens). A female mosquito with prominent antenna and proboscis. Culex species lay their eggs in the form of egg rafts that float in still or stagnant water. In the United States, West Nile virus is transmitted primarily by Culex pipiens mosquitoes. Culex spp. West Nile virus and in turn transmits the virus to humans where it can cause encephalitis and meningitis. Culex spp. Saint Louis encephalitis. In addition, Culex spp. Magnification: x6 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.

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