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Aedes triseriatus and Aedes albopictus

Two-part image, with both parts showing an adult mosquito on human skin with its mouthparts piercing the skin to feed. The mosquito at left is nearly all black in color. The mosquito at right is black with a white stripe running vertically along the center of its head and thorax, and it also has white stripes on its legs.

In a container of water crowded with mosquito larvae, killing only some of them can sometimes result in more adult mosquitoes emerging than would have otherwise. New research on three container-breeding mosquito species (two of which are shown here as adults) details the complex dynamics between changes in larval density and mosquito survival and offers insight into the optimal timing for mosquito-control treatments. (Photos by Banugopan Kesavaraju)

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