ID#: 1969
Description: Caption:
This image depicts a close-up right, anterior-oblique view of an Aedes albopictus mosquito, which had landed on the photographer’s finger, in search of a blood meal from its human host. In this view, you’re able to see that the insect’s abdomen had turned red, now filled with its host’s blood. Under experimental conditions, the A. albopictus mosquito, also known as the Asian tiger mosquito, has been found to be a vector of the West Nile virus.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ James Gathany
Creation Date: 2001
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.