SEM image of critical point dried (from ethanol) female mosquito, showing separated mouth parts. The six internal components of the mouth parts are normally bundled tightly together and termed stylets; together they make up the fascicle, which penetrates the skin. One stylet is shown in the inset. Mosquito provided by Annie Ray.
- Michele Korb , Marquette University
- Cate Wallace , ITG, Beckman Institute