Drunk Mosquito – My first post

Hello foldscope community !

I attended Foldscope workshop last year in Guwahati, India and it was enthralling experience for me. I am so sorry for being out of touch. This is my first post about my observations of a mosquito.

I had observed mosquitoes earlier under the foldscope but this is the first time I was able to catch a drunk mosquito.  I am curious about the pattern on the head. And how to differentiate among the different species of mosquitoes by looking at the structure. Is it possible with foldscope ?

I am looking to learn from you and contribute as much as I can. I will try improve my observation skills in the upcoming posts.

Thanks !

Rashid Ali Faridi

 

 

 

Wings with leg
Wings with leg
Head
Head
Blood filled abdomen
Blood filled abdomen

 

Wings
Wings
Lower Abdomen
Lower Abdomen
Blood filled abdomen
Blood filled abdomen

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Dear @Rashid,

    It is a delight to see your first post – even if it’s late. Welcome to the Foldscope community. It’s crucial to engage in the community; if you want to improve your microscopy skills and also discuss science with the broad foldscope community.

    And what a fantastic start. Never seen such a “full” mosquito before – absolutely engorged. Beautiful. Possibly from the pictures of the wings, you should be able to identify the species of mosquito you have at hand – here is an example for culex: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0085-56262011000100022

    cheers
    manu

  2. laksiyer says:

    Wow!! Love the compound eye view and of course the engorged abdomen.

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