ID#: 7947
This 2005 photograph depicted a left lateral view of an Armigeres subalbatus mosquito, which was a member of the Nagasaki colony, as she was ingesting a blood meal after having lighted on a human finger. Note the pooling of the blood inside the mosquito’s abdomen as it filled her stomach. The blood was being suctioned through the insect’s red-tinged proboscis, which is its straw-like mouth that is used to penetrate the host’s skin much like a syringe.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Frank Collins, PhD
Creation Date: 2005
Photo Credit: James Gathany
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.