Male Mosquito's Head

Male Mosquito's Head

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Credit: EDWARD KINSMAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Male mosquito head (family Culicidae). The large bushy antenna is used to detect females. The individual eye lenses detect levels of light and dark in different directions. Several mosquito species are vectors for human diseases, including malaria and yellow fever. This is a scanning electron microscope image. The calibration bar is 100 um and the magnification is 41 x.

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