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This image depicts a close-up, right, anterior-oblique view of a female, Aedes albopictus mosquito, about to feed on a human host’s blood. It was in the process of inserting its needle-sharp proboscis through the host’s skin surface, in search of a small blood-filled arteriole. Under experimental conditions, the A. albopictus mosquito, also known as the Asian tiger mosquito, has been found to be a vector of the West Nile virus.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ James D. Gathany
Creation Date: 2000
Photo Credit: James D. Gathany
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