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May 28, 2007 - Mosquito Emergence - Culex restuans - male

May 28, 2007 - Mosquito Emergence - Culex restuans - Male
Richmond Hill, York Region, Ontario, Canada
May 28, 2007
An emergence sequence. This is my second time intentionally rearing mosquito larvae, and I've had far more success than my first time, with three dozen adults emerging (almost all fourth-instar larvae and pupae survived) and many more second-instar larvae developing at the moment.

Moved from Mosquitoes.

Nice sequence, Stephen
Good presentation, too.

Thanks, Ron
I was fortunate to be able to capture this event entirely. These guys emerge fast - the time gap between the splitting of the mosquito's pupal skin and its first flight spans less than ten minutes!