Mosquito Babies

I obtained some mosquito larvae and a selection of photos are below. The aquatic larvae don’t particularly resemble the adults, particularly in the earlier stage when they have round heads, but they do have little hairs that the adults also possess. As you can see below, as the larvae get closer to adulthood, the head and thorax become more distinct, and the larvae as a whole resemble shorter-legged, wingless versions of the adult. All specimens were fatally, and I think somewhat justifiably, harmed in the making of this post. For some scale, the honeycomb of the background is the quilting of a paper towel.

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