DR KEITH WHEELER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR KEITH WHEELER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Culex mosquito male. Light micrograph of a male mosquito (Culex pipiens). The female rarely bites humans, while the male sucks juices from plants with a piercing stylet between its long hairy maxillary palps. Other differences are bushy antennae and rear genitalia with claspers in the male. Magnification: x3 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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