Caption: Aquatic plant mosquito compound eye (Mansonia dyari). Shown here is the compound eye containing hundreds of ommatidia (tiny lenses). Mansonia dyari egg amd larval stages are found associated with aquatic plants, such as Water Lettuce or Water Hyacinth. This aquatic plant mosquito is a common insect pest in Florida.
Magnification*: x53
Type: SEM
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