Mosquito Egg Raft
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the tip of the cap of a mosquito egg case. Culex species lay their eggs in the form of egg rafts that float in still or stagnant water.
The mosquito lays the eggs one at a time sticking them together in the shape of a raft. An egg raft can contain from 100 to 400 eggs. Science Photo Library