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ID#:9181
Description:Caption:
This 2006 image depicted a left lateral view of a female, Aedes aegypti mosquito, as she was obtaining a blood meal from a human host through her sharply pointed stylet, which can be seen here, red in color due to the blood contained inside this tubular straw. As it filled with blood, the abdomen became distended, stretching the exterior exoskeletal surface, thereby, causing it to become transparent, allowing the collecting blood to become visible as an enlarging intra-abdominal red mass (see PHIL 9175 and 9176).
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Prof. Frank Hadley Collins, Dir., Cntr. for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Univ. of Notre Dame
Creation Date:2006
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. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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