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Mosquito compound eye, SEM

Mosquito compound eye, SEM

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DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Female Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) compound eye (ommatidia). Dengue fever carrier. Aedes albopictus (also known as Stegomyia albopicta) is a mosquito from the Culicidae family. It is also known as the (Asian) tiger mosquito or forest mosquito and is native to the tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia. However, in the past couple of decades this species has invaded many countries throughout the world through the transport of products and international travel. Aedes albopictus is an important insect vector for the transmission of many viral pathogens. Magnification: x120 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.

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