The 38th chapter of the “Inhabitants of the microworld” series is called “Living comma”.
Ceratopogonids, also known as “biting midges”, are close relatives to “non-biting midges” (Chironomids) and “black flies” (Simulidae). Adults of many species feed on blood and can be vectors of some diseases. Females lay eggs, with a characteristic shape of “comma”, adhered to the wet surfaces, and larvae spent all their developmental process as aquatic insects.
This is the 38th chapter of a series that will bring to us a video per day during this confinement forced by COVID-19.
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Science into Images’s team.