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Mosquito larva thorax. Light microscope footage of the internal structures of the thorax of a mosquito larva (family Culicidae). Mosquito larvae are aquatic and breathe through a respiratory system of tracheal tubes. These open to the air via spiracles located on their abdomen, or a siphon located on the end of the abdomen. Mosquito larvae feed on algae and other detritus suspended in the water.
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