Copepods – crustaceans-aquatic life

Copepods are tiny crustaceans, less than a couple millimeters long and barely visible to the naked eye. They are natural enemies of the first and second instar (the smallest sizes) of mosquito larvae. The copepods attack and eat larvae, but can also survive on other food sources in water, so they will live for long periods even after they’ve eaten all the larvae, waiting for more to hatch

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