Pitcher plant with mosquito

Image: Pitcher plant with mosquito

Caption: The pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea, with the mosquito Wyeomyia smithii flying down into it for oviposition, which she performs by dropping eggs singly onto the water from the air. Southern Wisconsin.

Source: William E. Bradshaw & Christina M. Holzapfel, University of Oregon

Credit: William E. Bradshaw

Websites: http://www.uoregon.edu/~mosquito/

NSF funded: YES
NSF Permitted Use: YES (External & internal)

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