The Proboscis of an Aedes albopictus Mosquito

The Proboscis of an Aedes albopictus Mosquito

The Proboscis of an Aedes albopictus Mosquito

The proboscis of an Aedes albopictus mosquito feeding on human blood.

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.