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Anopheles mosquito male, light micrograph

Anopheles mosquito male, light micrograph

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DR KEITH WHEELER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR KEITH WHEELER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Anopheles mosquito male. Light micrograph of a male mosquito (Anopheles maculipennis). The female sucks blood but the male sucks juice from plants with a piercing stylet between its long hairy maxillary palps. Other differences are bushy antennae and rear genitalia with claspers in the male. Magnification: x 3.3 when printed at 10 centimetres tall.

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