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Mosquito. Macrophotograph of a female mosquito (family Culicidae) in flight. Her abdomen (brown) is engorged with blood as she has just fed. Only the female mosquito feeds on blood, the male feeds on nectar and plant juices. The mosquito is a vector for a number of diseases, including yellow fever and malaria. Magnification: x8.5 at 6x7cm size.
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