Mosquito proboscis, SEM

Mosquito proboscis, SEM

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Caption: Mosquito proboscis. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the tip of the proboscis of an unidentified female mosquito (family Culicidae). The proboscis is used by the female to pierce the skin of mammals and to feed on their blood. Several mosquito species are vectors for human diseases, including malaria and yellow fever. Magnification unknown.

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Keywords: animal, close-up, coloured, culicidae, feeding structure, female, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, mosquito, nature, parasite, parasitic, proboscis, scanning electron micrograph, sem, tip, vector, wildlife, zoology

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