ID#: 27674
This photograph depicts a female Anopheles quadrimaculatus mosquito taking a blood meal. Adult, female Anopheles mosquitoes bite people and animals, usually late in the evening, or at night. Female mosquitoes need blood to produce eggs. After blood feeding, a female mosquito rests for a few days, while the blood digests and the eggs develop. After the eggs develop, the female lays them in water sources.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Amy E. Lockwood, MS
Creation Date: 2022
Photo Credit: Lauren Bishop
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.