Images of Aedes aegypti adult mosquitoes

The Reproductive System

Ovary from non-blood fed female

In Culicine mosquitoes, like Aedes aegypti shown here, there are two pairs of ovaries in the abdomen of the adult female. Within the ovary are ovarioles (the round objects you can see). After a blood meal, the ovaries change dramatically as can be seen by clicking at the bottom of this page on "Images from Blood-Fed Females." Below are higher magnifications of the ovary and ovarioles.
Ovaries from Non-Blood-Fed Female | Ovaries from Blood-Fed Females
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