ID#: 18766
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Captured at the water’s surface, as it emerged from its pupal exoskeleton, this soon-to-be adult Anopheles sp. mosquito was about to begin its life as a winged warrior. If this was a female mosquito, she would quickly assume her role as a malarial vector, obtaining her blood meal from her mammalian hosts, once every few days, and soon begin laying her own eggs at a rate of 50–200 eggs per oviposition. See PHIL 18764, for another view of this emerging mosquito at a point a bit earlier in the process than this, and 18766, for a composited view combining three images, pictorially telling the story of its emergence.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ James Gathany
Creation Date: 2014
Photo Credit: James Gathany
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