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mosquito identification

A woman sits at a lab bench looking into a microscope. A clear, round petri dish sits on the table next to the microscope, and also nearby is a large red bucket with clear vials inside.

Effective mosquito control for preventing diseases like West Nile virus relies on gathering information on the viral infection status of mosquitoes in numerous areas. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station runs such a viral surveillance program, which involves capturing and testing mosquitoes from 108 sites throughout the state. Here, a CAES researcher identifies collected mosquitoes in a lab. (Photo courtesy of Joseph R. McMillan, Ph.D.)

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