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Closeup view of several mosquito larvae hanging upside down from the surface of light brownish water in a container. The larvae are each grayish in color with a brown head and tail-end.

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 details the complex dynamics between changes in larval density and mosquito survival and offers insight into the optimal timing for mosquito-control treatments. (Photo by Steven A. Juliano, Ph.D.)

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