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Aedes Aegypti Mosquito
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Female Aedes aegypti mosquito alights from host's skin, her abdomen full of its newly ingested blood meal. As it filled with blood, the abdomen became distended, stretching the exterior exoskeletal surface, thereby, causing it to become transparent, allowing the collecting blood to become visible as an enlarging intra-abdominal red mass. This mosquito breeds in artificial water containers, such as discarded tires, cans, barrels, buckets, 55 gallon drums, flower vases, and cisterns, all frequently found in the domestic environment. It is a vector of the viral disease Dengue.
March 7th, 2013
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