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26.4 x 39.6 cm ⏐ 10.4 x 15.6 in (300dpi)
CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Northern house mosquito larva (Culex pipiens) suspended head down from a water surface. A single female lays between 40 to 400 eggs onto a water surface, which quickly hatch into larvae. The larvae breathes through a piphon tube (top). Surface tension around the hairs of the opening of the tube enables the larvae to retain its position.
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