Colour SEM of head of the mosquito, Aedes aegypti

Colour SEM of head of the mosquito, Aedes aegypti

Z341/0186 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 27.0MB

Downloadable file size: 2.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Body Parasites

Credit: DAVID SCHARF/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Yellow fever mosquito. Coloured Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of the head of a female yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti. The head is at upper centre, with compound eyes (red). There are two hairy antennae, and a long proboscis (at centre) used for sucking blood. The swollen abdomen of this mosquito suggests it has just had a blood meal. Female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are carriers of an arbovirus which causes yellow fever in humans. Patients develop a fever, and the skin becomes yellow due to jaundice. Yellow fever was once a fatal infection throughout the tropics, but now occurs only in parts of tropical Africa and South America. Magnification: x40 at 6x6cm size. x60 at 4x4".

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: aedes aegypti, animal, compound eye, head, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, mosquito, nature, wildlife, yellow fever, zika fever, zika vector, zika virus, zikv, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.