Male mosquito head, light micrograph

Male mosquito head, light micrograph

"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."

STERILITY CULPRITS  Wolbachia bacteria (red) effectively sterilize a male mosquito by infecting the insect’s testes (blue), shown at 100 times magnification. Now, researchers have identified genes that may be responsible for the sterility.

STERILITY CULPRITS Wolbachia bacteria (red) effectively sterilize a male mosquito by infecting the insect’s testes (blue), shown at 100 times magnification. Now, researchers have identified genes that may be responsible for the sterility.

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.

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)

Zelco Amazing Lantern. Tiny LED lantern with 4 bright white LED's, has a multi-position switch to keep the mosquitoes away. Two of the ultrasonic tones mimic the male mosquito (female mosquitoes stay away from the males and they are the ones that bite), the audible tone sounds like the dragonfly which is the natural predator of the mosquito. Ultrasonic tones will not harm humans or animals, just keeps the mosquitoes away. Can use the ultrasonic repeller and lantern together, or switch…

Zelco Amazing Lantern. Tiny LED lantern with 4 bright white LED's, has a multi-position switch to keep the mosquitoes away. Two of the ultrasonic tones mimic the male mosquito (female mosquitoes stay away from the males and they are the ones that bite), the audible tone sounds like the dragonfly which is the natural predator of the mosquito. Ultrasonic tones will not harm humans or animals, just keeps the mosquitoes away. Can use the ultrasonic repeller and lantern together, or switch…

Fact Alert: Male Mosquitoes. Read more amazing facts at http://www.facteverything.com

Fact Alert: Male Mosquitoes. Read more amazing facts at http://www.facteverything.com

A 10th grader discovered a sound pattern that attracts male mosquitoes away from females. It could help to reduce mosquito breeding without genetic modifications or pesticides. (Maybe a good way to cover the mosquito-borne diseases we've been talking about?)

A 10th grader discovered a sound pattern that attracts male mosquitoes away from females. It could help to reduce mosquito breeding without genetic modifications or pesticides. (Maybe a good way to cover the mosquito-borne diseases we've been talking about?)

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