"Scientists bred extremely sexually attractive male mosquitoes whose offspring are unable to breed. So these mosquitoes will hopefully dominate the mosquito gene pool, and in a generation or two, billions of mosquito larvae will be reproductive dead-ends."

"Scientists bred extremely sexually attractive male mosquitoes whose offspring are unable to breed. So these mosquitoes will hopefully dominate the mosquito gene pool, and in a generation or two, billions of mosquito larvae will be reproductive dead-ends."

Culex (Mosquito) Antennae  The male mosquito has large bushy antennae, which he uses to listen for the buzz of a potential mate. He responds only to the humming frequency given by a female of the same species and will fly in the direction of the sound to mate with her. Male mosquitoes do not bite, but feed on plant juices and flower nectar. Only female mosquitoes bite animals and require a blood meal.

Culex (Mosquito) Antennae The male mosquito has large bushy antennae, which he uses to listen for the buzz of a potential mate. He responds only to the humming frequency given by a female of the same species and will fly in the direction of the sound to mate with her. Male mosquitoes do not bite, but feed on plant juices and flower nectar. Only female mosquitoes bite animals and require a blood meal.

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Great freebie!  These pictures make excellent bulletin board and door posters. And it comes with a description of the process of scanning with an electron microscope (SEM)

Great freebie! These pictures make excellent bulletin board and door posters. And it comes with a description of the process of scanning with an electron microscope (SEM)

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World’s largest mosquito factory hopes to prevent ZikaThe ...  World’s largest mosquito factory hopes to prevent Zika    The  Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan University Joint Center of Vector  Control for Tropical Disease is conducting field trials to prevent Zika  near Guangzhou, China. Considered the world’s largest mosquito factory,  the laboratory raises millions of male mosquitos for research that could  prove key to the race to prevent the spread of Zika virus. The lab’s  mosqu..

World’s largest mosquito factory hopes to prevent ZikaThe ... World’s largest mosquito factory hopes to prevent Zika The Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease is conducting field trials to prevent Zika near Guangzhou, China. Considered the world’s largest mosquito factory, the laboratory raises millions of male mosquitos for research that could prove key to the race to prevent the spread of Zika virus. The lab’s mosqu..

The male mosquitoes, are genetically modified to pass sterility into wild populations. Researchers suggest we are trading one mosquito problem for another.

The male mosquitoes, are genetically modified to pass sterility into wild populations. Researchers suggest we are trading one mosquito problem for another.

Male mosquito, Anopheles maculipennis (atroparvus), 1901

Male mosquito, Anopheles maculipennis (atroparvus), 1901

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Mosquitoes are the amazing insects in all over the world. Most amazing fact is only female mosquito bite humans and male mosquito only suck the plant nectar.

Mosquitoes are the amazing insects in all over the world. Most amazing fact is only female mosquito bite humans and male mosquito only suck the plant nectar.

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