Foster and co-author capture first-ever footage of mosquito larvae capturing prey

November 7, 2022

Foster and co-author capture first-ever footage of mosquito larvae capturing prey

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Woody Foster, EEOB professor emeritus, co-authored a recent study on the hunting habits of mosquito larvae. The team used a 16-millimeter film camera that had been designed for the U.S. military to track missiles and adapted it to film through a microscope. They observed the larvae launching their heads toward their victims like tiny harpoons. Read the story (and watch the video) on the LiveScience site.