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16 TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES.
micrograph herein, showing, in up-
per row, some of the larvae mos-
quitoes nearly fully developed, with
the long, curved sting, etc., and
below some remotely (leveloped
mosquito larvae are seen. They
were originally gathered from a
stagnant pool of rain water in a
bucket in the rear of a drug store,
which contained millions of them in
all stages of development. On the
third row of the photos, two
views of the pestiferous }}use-
as well as other views, all of
which, more or less, have been en-
graved from the original photo-
graphs and to tie seen in other
chapters of this work in special
articles on same.
r w-o I TEtES'IN G FLE.AS o(, A 1U0CSE
Fleas on various types of quad-
rupeds vary soliiew lhat ais to size,
shape and color; an ( the photo
herein represents a laale and female
flea of a mouse. Note the long
outstretched hindlegs, and the
stinging apparatus, which is nicely
represented in the following separ-
ate photomicro raph.
IANDIBLES ITDt FANUc OF IPxE IHI ,1
fly with eggs and larval ftis" a r
seen; and on first view, last ro w,
the sharp daggers of the blood
thirsty horsefly; also the eve-
globe of a fly; a number of tobac c
beetles and larvae of such, infest-
ing tobacco. Another view shows
the eggs of the Texas cattle-
tick; two views of helgramites, or
"water-centepedes;" a large col-
lection of poison fangs of various
venomous animals of Texas; three
waterhen eggs in nest, and a
pair of young wild doves on nest,
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