ID#: 18767
Description: Caption:
This is a composited view, combining three images captured at the water’s surface, as this soon-to-be adult Anopheles sp. mosquito was about to begin its life as a winged warrior. Emerging from its pupal exoskeleton, 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, and 18765, for two of these individual composited stages of this emerging mosquito, helping to tell the story of the next phase of this insect’s lifecycle.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ James Gathany
Creation Date: 2014
Photo Credit: James Gathany
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