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female Aedes albopictus mosquito

female Aedes albopictus mosquito

A female Aedes albopictus mosquito feeding on a human host.

Under experimental conditions the Aedes albopictus mosquito, also known as the Asian Tiger Mosquito, has been found to be a vector of West Nile Virus. Aedes is a genus of the Culicine family of mosquitoes.