Image of the Day: Mosquito Head

The eyes, proboscis, and antennae of a male Culex pipiens mosquito

By | December 5, 2013

COURTESY OF NIKON SMALL WORLD, GARETH PAUL JONES, UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON

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Avatar of: Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett

Posts: 19

December 5, 2013

I wold reallly like more information about many of these lovely images.

In this case I expect that it is a dorsal view. The ommatidia are remarkably bilaterally symmetrical, both as to location and diffracted colors.

Some viewers might be uncertain as to proboscis vs. antennae.

Avatar of: Mikhail Lipin

Mikhail Lipin

Posts: 1

December 5, 2013

The right half of the image is nothing else than the mirror reflection of the left half. This is either an artwork or a fake scientific image. Yet the quality of the picture impresses.

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