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Mosquito pupa

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Mosquito pupa. Light microscope footage of mosquito pupa (family Culicidae) at the surface of water. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in or near water. Each egg hatches into a larva which feeds on algae and other detritus suspended in the water, and after one to two weeks pupation occurs. The pupa has a fused head and thorax (cephalothorax) and segmented abdomen. It does not feed because its mouthparts are changing from the larval to the adult form. After a few days, depending on the water temperature, the pupa rise to the surface of the water, the cephalothorax splits and the adult emerges.

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  • Duration: 00:00:21.19
  • Audio: No
  • Interlaced: No
  • Capture Format: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Codec: Apple ProRes 422

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