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female Aedes albopictus mosquito

female Aedes albopictus mosquito

This female Aedes albopictus mosquito is feeding on a human blood meal, thereby, becoming engorged with blood.

Under successful experimental transmission, Aedes albopictus has been found to be a vector of West Nile Virus. Aedes is a genus of the Culicine family of mosquitoes.