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Caption: Feeding mosquito. Female Anopheles gambiae feeding on human blood. The female mosquito feeds by piercing human skin and sucking blood through the feeding tube (proboscis). The blood will be used for the production of eggs. This particular species of mosquito is the most important vector for the transmission of malaria to humans in Africa.

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Feeding mosquito

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