ID#: 26019
This is a photograph of a Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito larva, also known as the southern house mosquito. Larvae hatch from mosquito eggs, and live in water, as they feed on a variety of organic matter found in the water. Larvae shed their skin several times, a process known as molting, during these stages. Larvae develop into pupae in as few as 5-days.
High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (25.96 MB)
Content Providers(s): CDC/ Amy E. Lockwood, MS
Creation Date: 2022
Photo Credit: Lauren Bishop
CDC Organization
Skip Navigation Links.

Skip Navigation Links.
Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.