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Breeding cycle of an Aedes aegypti mosquito, the primary vector of dengue viruses.

This graffiti of the Aedes aegypti breeding cycle was painted by local volunteers in Acapulco, Mexico, as part of a community-based effort to decrease dengue transmission (Camino Verde). The cycle highlights the local names given to the mosquitoes at the various developmental stages, and suggests strategies to limit their reproduction. Dengue fever is a major concern for millions of people in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. See Shepard et al.

Image Credit: Eduardo A. Undurraga