Asian tiger mosquito male

Asian tiger mosquito male

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Credit: PASCAL GOETGHELUCK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) male inside a test tube. The male (feeds on nectar) has feathery antennae (lower right) used to locate the female (feeds on blood). This mosquito, native to South-East Asia and the Indian Ocean, is a vector for pathogens such as West Nile virus, yellow fever virus, dengue virus and zika virus. Photographed at a laboratory at the Pasteur Institute, France.

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