All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

Tiger Mosquito close-up
I had slapped this mosquito just before she bit me! Note the thin, brown mouthpart that has separated from the black protective sheath. That is what she would have used to obtain a blood meal from my leg. It is composed of smal...
Tiger Mosquito close-up
I had slapped this mosquito just before she bit me! Note the thin, brown mouthpart that has separated from the black protective sheath. That is what she would have used to obtain a blood meal from my leg. It is composed of smaller tubes, some inject an anti-coagulant and the others are used for sucking up blood.

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