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Description: Caption:
This image depicts a lateral view of a feeding female Anopheles funestus mosquito. The specimen had landed on a human skin surface, and was in the process of obtaining its blood meal through its sharp, needle-like labrum, which it had inserted into its human host. Note the thin labrum’s reddish color, as it was filled with blood, and the red abdomen, enlarged due to its blood meal contents. A. funestus is a known vector for the parasitic disease malaria.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ James Gathany
Creation Date: 2014
Photo Credit: James Gathany
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.