In the Lab with Noony

Images taken with a Motic digital stereo microscope.

Psorophora howardii larva. 4th instar. Note the square head, an adaptation for predatory feeding.
Toxorhynchites rutilus pupa
Tox. rutilus adult. Note downward curving proboscis. Metallic blue scales on abdomen and thorax not visible.
Uranotaenia sapphirina adult. Note iridescent scales on side of thorax.
Culiseta melanura larva. Siphon tube with setae.

Some of the most beautiful things in nature are too small to see with the naked eye.


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