National Geographic : 1944 Feb
Faithful in Detail Even to Hairs on Legs and Antennae, This Painting Shows Seven Mosquito Species, 5Times Life-size Biggest of all mosquitoes is the hard-biting Gallinipper (Psorophora ciliata), whose cannibal larvae feed on smallerspecies. Like other mosquitoes, themale (B') is distinguished from the female (B) by his plumed antennae. Aedes vexans (A) lays her eggs in bottom lands whereflood waters, even fiveyears later, will hatch them (page 179). Larvae of Mansonia perturbans (C) attach their air tubes to underwater cattail roots and takeoxygen from them. Wyeomyia smithii (D) lays her eggs in common pitcher plants, some of the larvae freezing up in winter and pupating in spring. Culex quinquefasciatus (female, E;male, E')isthesouth ern house mosquito (Plate I). Anopheles punctimacula (F) is a malaria carrier of the Caribbean. Anopheles albimanus(G) was thechief enemy ofthebuilders ofthe Panama Canal. Haemagogus argyromeris (H) breeds in tree holes of Panama.