Mosquito colony (Lieutenant Thomas Le Merle)
ID numberART24374
Collection typeArt
TitleMosquito colony (Lieutenant Thomas Le Merle)
MeasurementOverall: 45.4 x 40.4 cm
Object typePainting
MakerHeysen, Nora
Place madeAustralia: Queensland, North Queensland, Cairns
Date made1945
Physical descriptionoil on canvas on board
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionThe interior of a purpose built laboratory at the Land Headquarters Medical Research Unit in Cairns. Seated is NX99874 Lieutenant Thomas Hodges Le Merle, AAMC, Assistant Entomologist who is feeding the mosquito pupae, another laboratory assistant stands next to the adult breeding cage in which we are able to see the strands of apple used to feed the adult mosquitoes.