Answer to the Monday Mystery

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A scanning electron micrograph of a mosquito. Credit: public domain image from CDC/Elizabeth Perez.

What was Monday’s magnified monster?

While the most obvious lineage to sport scales is the butterflies and moths, several other insects have them too, including mosquitoes. And that was our mystery insect.

10 points to Tommy McElrath for being the first to the correct answer. I’m also awarding one consolation point to Guillaume, who somehow managed to find the original image hidden away in CDC’s databases.



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