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English: Larvae of Culex Mosquitoes. As seen on the picture, larvae make dense groups in standing water. A shift in the feeding behavior of those mosquitoes helps explain the rising incidence of West Nile virus in North America. It appears that the darker structure at the top center of the image is one pupa.
Français : Larves de moustiques du genre Culex. Comme le montre la photo, les larves forment des groupes compacts dans les eaux stagnantes. Un changement dans le comportement nutritionnel de ces moustiques permet d'expliquer l'augmentation de la prévalence du West Nile virus en Amérique du nord.
日本語: の幼虫、ボウフラ。幼虫は淀んだ水で寄り固まってグループを作る。この蚊の採食行動は、北アメリカのウエストナイル熱発生に関係している。画像上部の黒っぽいものはサナギとみられる。
Português: Larvas de mosquitos do género Culex. Como é visível na foto, as larvas formam grupos compactos em águas estagnadas. Uma mudança no comportamento alimentar destes mosquitos permite explicar o aumento da prevalência do vírus West Nile na América do Norte.
Deutsch: Larven der Culex-Mücke. Wie auf dem Bild zu sehen, bilden die Larven dichte Gruppen an der Oberfläche stehender Gewässer. Die dunklere Struktur in der oberen Bildmitte ist wahrscheinlich eine Puppe.
Svenska: Mygglarver av släktet Culex.
Русский: Личинки комаров рода Culex. Как видно на изображении, личинки образуют плотные группы в стоячей воде. Сдвиг в схеме питания этих комаров помогает объяснить рост случаев заражения вирусом Западного Нила в Северной Америке. Похоже, что тёмная структура в центре верхней части фотографии - это одна куколка.
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Source A New Model for Predicting Outbreaks of West Nile Virus. Gross L, PLoS Biology Vol. 4/4/2006, e101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.0040101. See also: Kilpatrick AM, Kramer LD, Jones MJ, Marra PP, Daszak P (2006) West Nile Virus Epidemics in North America Are Driven by Shifts in Mosquito Feeding Behavior. PLoS Biol 4(4): e82 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0040082
Author (Image: James Gathany, CDC)
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