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Female Mosquito

A coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a female yellow fever mosquito. A new book shows in intricate detail the mini-beasts that inhabit our homes, clothes and even our bodies. Micro Monsters features over 80 of the world's most horrible insects and microscopic beasts with full-colour annotated photographs, lively accompanying texts and facts and figures...

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Zika Can Be Transmitted by Female Mosquito to Her Eggs, Study Says

#Zika Can Be Transmitted by Female Mosquito to Her Eggs, Study Says - New York Times: New York Times Zika Can Be Transmitted by Female…

Female Mosquito. Color-synthesizing scanning electron microscope image by David Scharf. #malaria

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A "Plasmodium" from the saliva of a female mosquito moving across a mosquito cell.

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Aedes aegypti mosquito stylet, SEM: The female mosquito feeds by using her modified proboscis to pierce her host's skin and feed on its blood. The stylet is the part of the proboscis used to pierce the skin,

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Culex (Mosquito) Antennae The male mosquito has large bushy antennae, which he uses to listen for the buzz of a potential mate. He responds only to the humming frequency given by a female of the same species and will fly in the direction of the sound to mate with her. Male mosquitoes do not bite, but feed on plant juices and flower nectar. Only female mosquitoes bite animals and require a blood meal.

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