Watch young mosquitoes eat one another | Science News

Mosquito larvae don’t look anything like their adult counterparts. And unlike adults, the young insects are voracious meat eaters, often preying on other mosquito larvae. Now, high-speed video reveals those hunts in new detail. In the first clip, a Psorophora mosquito larva launches its blocky head to snare a different mosquito species snack. In the second clip, a Sabethes larva uses the breathing tube on its butt to hook a meal.
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Video: R. Hancock et al/Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am 2022
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