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.
These pictures make excellent bulletin board and door posters. This E-Book can be used to motivate students to do research about our natural world. This package includes: 1. A small ant 2. A little spider 3. An ant head 4. A fruit fly head 5. A tiny fly 6. A male mosquito 7. A female mosquito 8. Spider silk 9. An unidentified tiny white bug And a description of the process of scanning with an electron microscope (SEM)
Mosquito larvae are photographed at the mass production facility in the laboratory at the Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan University Joint Centre of Vector Control for Tropical Disease. The laboratory raises millions of male mosquitos for research that could prove key to the race to prevent the spread of Zika virus in Guangzhou, China
Modified male mosquitoes could be used to decrease the mosquito population (they mate with wild females, but the larvae created are not compatible with life) and therefore decrease vectored disease incidence!