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Anopheles mosquito, SEM

Anopheles mosquito, SEM

Z341/0352

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2562 x 3410 pixels

21.6 x 29.0 cm ⏐ 8.5 x 11.4 in (300dpi)

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DAVID SCHARF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAVID SCHARF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Anopheles mosquito. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a female Anopheles stephensi mosquito. The SEM shows the mosquito's head (centre), part of its body (upper left), its legs (lower left), and one of its wings (upper right). Structures on its head include its large compound eyes, two antennae, and a long proboscis (lower right). This proboscis is used to feed on blood, such as that of humans. A. stephensi is found in Asia, where it is a vector for the Plasmodium protozoa that causes malaria. Magnification: x35 when printed 10cm tall.

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