ID#: 26020
Description: Caption:
This is a photograph depicting 4-larvae of the Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito, also known as the southern house mosquito. These 4-larvae represent the four stages of larval development. Larvae shed their skin several times, a process known as molting, during these stages, also referred to as instars. Larvae develop into pupae in as few as 5-days.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Amy E. Lockwood, MS
Creation Date: 2022
Photo Credit: Lauren Bishop
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.