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Male Mosquito

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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from Slate Magazine

Making Tiny Things Glorious With Microscopic Photography

microphotography: Male mosquito 10x by David Maitland

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Male mosquito, Anopheles maculipennis (atroparvus), 1901

Crimson Dropwing Dragonfly (Trithemis aurora), though these are the males of the species

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2013 Photomicrography Competition Dr. Gareth Paul Jones University of Brighton Brighton, United Kingdom Subject Matter: Head of a male Culex pipiens mosquito (70x) Technique: Stereomicroscopy, Fiber Optic Illumination

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Oxford University spin-out Oxitec has over the past decade, developed a genetically-engineered male mosquito of the Zika-carrying Aedes aegypti strain. #zika #zikavirus

“Will their GM DNA be injected into your arm or leg? Oxitec has counteracted this objection by stating they only plan to release male mosquitoes, which don’t bite. This again sounds good in theory… but in reality, sorting millions of insects according to sex is no small feat. And even FKMCD notes that although ‘every effort is made to release only males,’ Oxitec trials show that .03 percent of the mosquitoes released are female.” -Dr. Joseph Mercola (source)

from the Guardian

Zika virus: Floridians fear 'Pandora's box' of genetically altered mosquitos

Oxitec mosquito larvae are shown. Each male mosquito released by Oxitec will…

.Hanfu, Kimono, Ancient Chinese (Male)

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#NativeAmerican || Mosquito Hawk || Assiniboine, 1908 || A•

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