2005, 32 pp., b/w photos, colorized electron microscope photos. As children play hide-and-seek on a hot summer night, Culex also hides and seeks. She must find food–blood–to nourish the eggs in her body. Black-and-white photos relate the children’s story line. Remarkable electron micrographs of the Culex pipiens mosquito and its habitat are enlarged from 10x to 3,400x, portraying compound eyes, egg cases, pupa, proboscis with its serrated cutter, feathery antennae and other images. This book is packed with information, and includes a glossary and resource list. Ages 7-10; paperback; 9 x 9″.
by Alexandra Siy