Monday, May 27, 2013

Case of the Week 259

The following were obtained by the Minnesota State Health Department from standing ditch water during routine environmental surveillance.  (CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE)





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Also on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2dp-Hpkspo

Identification?
Which stage of the organism is shown here?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mosquito larva.

--bks

Anonymous said...

Could this be schistosoma cercariae? I am not sure about the size though!

JP said...

I would guess an Aedes or Culex mosquito (not sure which exact species), somewhere around the 3rd/4th larval stage.

Anonymous said...

culicine mosquito larvae

Giovan G. said...

Yes, I am agree with JP: Aedes or Culex mosquito genus, Larval stage

Anonymous said...

Love that "on location" underwater sound!

Anonymous said...

Mosquito larvae.
You get the greatest stuff to look at!
BLW

Anonymous said...

Mosquito larvae,Poornima

Vanessa CH said...

Culicine larvae. Siphons look long enough to be Culex rather than Aedes (or Stegomyia)

سكوت هنصوت said...

it is a mosquito larvae most probably, the fact that it has a siphon makes it any non anopheles, most probably Culex or Aedes.

Anonymous said...

Mosquito larva, definitely not anopheles.

Florida Fan

Anonymous said...

Larvae of the unofficial New Jersey State bird...Mosquito!

Lee