Hairs on Mosquitoes?

Caught in Yangon, Myanmar I saw tiny hairs on mosquitoes under foldscope. It is amazing how these tiny “hairs”, setae are covering different parts of the body. Insects generally use setae (sing: seta) to stick to surfaces and for movement. Different kinds of mosquitoes have different lengths and sizes of setae and in different part…

White Spots on Mosquito Legs

DITI NAGAONKAR-EKYA SCHOOL, ITPL Some species of Mosquitoes, especially Aedes, have presence of tiny white spots on their legs. These spots when viewed under the foldscope appear as thin and slightly translucent areas. They can be easily contrasted with the dark opaque areas of the leg.

Mosquito Proboscis

DITI NAGAONKAR-EKYA SCHOOL, ITPL The proboscis of a mosquito is attached to its head. It allows the mosquito to suck in the blood from any animal. It is tubular, needle-like in shape and nature and pierces through the skin. When observed under the foldscope, the proboscis appears to have hair-like structures present on it.

Mosquito Body

DITI NAGAOKAR-EKYA SCHOOL, ITPL The Body of the mosquito is cylindrical in shape. The first picture below depicts the posterior end of the mosquito. The second picture shows the thorax region. It is where the wings of the insect are attached.

Mosquito Wing Structure

DITI NAGAONKAR-EKYA SCHOOL ITPL The mosquito has a delicate wing which appears translucent. The whole wing appears like a sheet of light and dark bands. When observed under the foldscope apparatus, very thin vein-like structures are observed in the wing.  

Mosquito limbs under Foldscope

DITI NAGAONKAR- EKYA SCHOOL ITPL The mosquito limbs are attached to the abdomen and thorax. They appear with numerous fine hair. While most of the limb is cylindrical in shape, small cone like structure are present in the middle of the limb.

Mosquito Wings under the foldscope

DITI NAGAONKAR- EKYA SCHOOL ITPL The wings of the mosquito observed have a waxy appearance and had streamline shape. They are found attached near the first pair of jointed legs.  

Mosquito through our Foldscope

Mosquito through our Foldscope Hello Everyone, we have started exploring Micro World using our Foldscope. We at Media Research Forum, Madurai kept mosquito in our Foldscope Slide to learn parts of Mosquito. — Surender Ponnalagar

Mosquito Claw

Like many other users a mosquito was annoying me, I killed her and viewed her anatomy under my foldscope.  After tweeting the focusing I finally managed to get a clear picture of her leg, wing, and most interestingly her foot pad. As you can see in the image mosquitoes have claws.  How cool is that?…

Mosquito’s body through foldscope 2.0

  Hi this is Varun from chennai, India I’m  14years old and I’m studying in the 10th grade, this is the mosquito’s body through the foldscope v2.0. In another mosquito I saw a blue line kind of thing I thought it is blood and may I know what are those black spots, if anyone knows what…

Protozoan parasitizing a mosquito larva ?

The Sierra Nevada of California right now is blooming. The hills are brushed in the purple, golds and yellows of the California floral palette and beneath the old firs massive bolete mushrooms are pushing up through the duff, nearly asking to find themselves on a dinner plate. Water is abundant and where it has pooled,…