Mosquito proboscis, SEM

Mosquito proboscis, SEM

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Caption: Mosquito proboscis. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the proboscis of an Anopheles gambiae mosquito. The green part is the stylet, which is used to pierce th skin. This mosquito is the most important vector of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

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