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This image depicts a close-up, left lateral view of an Aedes albopictus mosquito, which had landed on the photographer, and was pictured, as she was in the process of inserting her needle-sharp proboscis through the host’s skin surface, in search of a blood-filled arteriole. Under successful experimental transmission, A. albopictus has been found to be a vector of West Nile Virus.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ James D. Gathany
Creation Date: 2002
Photo Credit: James D. Gathany
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.