Macrophoto of a tsetse fly feeding on a human arm

Macrophoto of a tsetse fly feeding on a human arm

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Credit: MARTIN DOHRN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tsetse fly. Macrophotograph of a tsetse fly Glossina morsitans with a bloated abdomen towards the end of a meal on a human arm. The tsetse is a major vector of sleeping sickness in humans & nagana in animals, spreading the causative, paras- itic Trypanosoma sp. protozoa. About 30 different species of tsetse fly live in various habitats in Africa, each feeding on blood by puncturing the skin with specially-adapted mouthparts. Unlike most flies the tsetse gives birth to live larvae which immediately pupate. The female nurtures one larva at a time, totalling 8-10 in a lifetime. Magnification: x2 at 35mm size. (See image Z340/028 for the fly at the beginning of the meal).

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Keywords: animal, blood sucker, feeding, fly, fly vector, glossina morsitans, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, sleeping sickness, trypanosomiasis, tsetse, tsetse fly, wildlife, zoology

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