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        Changing the Balance | A Blood Feast

        Explore how mosquitoes spread diseases like malaria and dengue fever, with this Changing the Balance resource group.

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        Changing the Balance | A Blood Feast Video

        Anopheles mosquitoes are the only mosquitoes that carry malaria. They usually prefer to feed at dawn, dusk, or during the night. Watch them in action.

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        Changing the Balance | A Blood Feast: Image 1 - Anopheles Gambiae Mosquito Feeding on a Human Host

        This Anopheles gambiae mosquito is feeding on a human host. This is one of the vector insects that carries malaria.

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        Changing the Balance | A Blood Feast: Image 2 - Anopheles Gambiae Mosquito Taking a Blood Meal

        As this Anopheles gambiae mosquito takes a blood meal, parasites she carries in her gut can move into the victim. These parasites cause malaria.

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        Changing the Balance | A Blood Feast: Image 3 - Anopheles Gambiae's Proboscis

        This photo shows the Anopheles gambiae. The proboscis that she uses to draw her blood meal from victims is the thick tube jutting out from her head.

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        Changing the Balance | A Blood Feast: Image 4 - Aedes Aegypti Mosquito

        The transparent abdomen of this mosquito shows the blood she has just drawn from her victim. This is an Aedes aegypti mosquito, the species responsible for spreading dengue fever.

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