Female mosquito head, SEM

Female mosquito head, SEM

Z341/0337 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 33.0MB

Downloadable file size: 2.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SUSUMU NISHINAGA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Female mosquito head. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a female mosquito (family Culicidae). The mosquito's head is dominated by its large compound eyes (pink). Sprouting from between its eyes are the large antennae, which are sensory organs. The long thin proboscis protruding from the bottom of the head is used to pierce the skin and suck the blood of an animal host. Only female mosquitoes suck blood. Several mosquito species are vectors for human diseases, including malaria and yellow fever.

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

Keywords: animal, antenna, antennae, biological, biology, blood-sucker, blood-sucking, coloured, compound eye, culicidae, eyes, false-coloured, fauna, female, head, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, mosquito, nature, proboscis, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, vector, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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