For a long time now a mosquito bite has been the number cause of death here in Africa, especially if the bite was from a female Anopheles mosquito. After a mosquito bite there is the usual follow up swear words and delirious itching. Now thanks to a video shot by researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, we now have a better idea. Their videos were featured by National Geographic and show the pretty unsettling sight of the mosquito’s brown mouthparts nestled into the flesh of a mouse — thanks God it was not a human subject. In the second video show you will see how the mosquito actually sucking some blood, and further shows off how flexible the mosquito’s “mandibles” are.
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