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Mosquito larva. Light microscope footage of the head of a mosquito larva (family Culicidae), showing its mouth brushes (feathery, bottom centre) that are used for feeding. Mosquito larvae are aquatic and breathe through spiracles located on their abdomen, or through a siphon (breathing tube) on the end of their body. They feed on algae and other detritus suspended in the water.
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