Summertime = Mosquitoes Picnicking on Your Skin 🩸🦟 | Deep Look #Shorts

From Deep Look.

Scientists have discovered that the mosquito’s mouth, called a proboscis isn’t just one tiny spear. It’s a sophisticated system of thin needles, each of which pierces the skin, finds blood vessels and makes it easy for mosquitoes to suck blood out of them.

Watch the full episode here 👉 https://youtu.be/rD8SmacBUcU

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Video of mosquito labrum probing under mouse skin from: Choumet V, Attout T, Chartier L, Khun H, Sautereau J, et al. (2012) PLoS ONE 7(12): e50464. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050464 . Used under the terms of: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Animations based on drawing in Choo Y-M, Buss GK, Tan K and Leal WS (2015) Front. Physiol. 6:306. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2015.00306 Used under the terms of: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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