ID#: 27678
This photograph depicts two Anopheles quadrimaculatus mosquito larvae. Anopheles larvae breath by using special organs, known as spiracles, located on their abdomen. Larvae shed their skin by molting, four times during their larval stage, before becoming pupae. Larvae live in water and develop into pupae in about 4–10 days.
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Content Provider(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.