ID#: 5814
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This female Anopheles stephensi mosquito was obtaining a blood meal from a human host through its pointed proboscis. Note the droplet of blood being expelled from the insect’s abdomen, after having engorged itself on its host’s blood. This mosquito is a known malarial vector with a distribution that ranges from Egypt, all the way to China.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. William Collins
Creation Date: 2004
Photo Credit: Jim Gathany
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