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Mosquito wing, light micrograph

Mosquito wing, light micrograph

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GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GERD GUENTHER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Mosquito wing. Differential interference contrast micrograph of the scale-like hairs at the edge of northern house mosquito's (Culex pipiens) wing. The hairs aid flight and can be used to create sound, which may be used in courtship rituals. Magnification: x225 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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