As the weather warms and spring marches into summer, mosquito pupae are shedding their skins and emerging from stagnant pools to search for warm mammalian blood. The thought of swarms of pesky mosquitoes and the itchy red welts they leave in their wake may have you quaking in your boots, but for photographer Alex Wild, their transformation is both beautiful and irresistible. In his most recent post on Compound Eye, Wild shares his recipe for capturing the mini-drama of their emergence in photographs.
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Kalliopi Monoyios is an independent science illustrator. She has illustrated several popular science books including Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish and The Universe Within, and Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True. Find her at www.kalliopimonoyios.com.