Mosquito eggs on landing strip

Today I pulled the red velour strip of paper out of a TrapNKill trap I set three weeks earlier close to a house with some kind of mosquito factory on it.  Lots of eggs are visible (though my eyes are not good enough to see them without a hand lens).  In case you are interested to see what they look like, here are some photos made by holding a hand lens in front of my phone camera…..

Mosquito Eggs
Mosquito eggs – the black elongated dots. You can see both edges of the red strip for an idea of scale. The eggs are supposed to be about 0.8 mm long.
Mosquito Eggs close up
Closeup of the mosquito eggs

 

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