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Mosquito proboscis. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the tip of the proboscis of an unidentified 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: x380 at 6x7cm size.
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