Mosquito larva

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Mosquito larva (Culicine sp.). At the end of the abdomen is a breathing siphon that ends in a spiracle. This is held out of the water to allow the larva to breathe. The mosquito's larval stage lasts for between 1 to 2 weeks. During this time the larva lives underwater, feeding on algae and detritus. Photograhed in Upstate New York in the summer..
Mosquito larva (Culicine sp.). At the end of the abdomen is a breathing siphon that ends in a spiracle. This is held out of the water to allow the larva to breathe. The mosquito's larval stage lasts for between 1 to 2 weeks. During this time the larva lives underwater, feeding on algae and detritus. Photograhed in Upstate New York in the summer..
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