DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Male common house mosquito (Culex pipiens) with prominent brush antennae and proboscis. Male mosquitoes do not feed on blood but suck plant juices and nectar with its sucking proboscis. In the United States, West Nile virus is transmitted primarily by Culex pipiens female mosquitoes. Culex spp. West Nile virus and in turn transmits the virus to humans where it can cause encephalitis and meningitis. Culex spp. Saint Louis encephalitis. In addition, Culex spp. Magnification: x2.
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