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Project Gutenberg's The Life-Story of Insects, by Geo. H. Carpenter
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Title: The Life-Story of Insects
Author: Geo. H. Carpenter
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[Illustration: _Frontispiece._ Transformation of a Gnat (_Culex_).
Magnified 5 times.
A. Larva. (The head is directed downwards and the tail-siphon with
spiracle points upwards to the surface of the water.)
B. Pupal Cuticle from which the Imago is emerging. (The pair of
'respiratory trumpets' on the thorax of the pupa are conspicuous. The
wings of the Imago are crumpled, and the hind feet are not yet
C. Adult Gnat. Female.]