Mosquito (Culicidae)
As An Insect
A Form Of Animal

Mosquitoes are small, midge-like flies that constitute the family Culicidae. Females of most species are ectoparasites, whose tube-like mouthparts (called a proboscis) pierce the hosts' skin to consume blood. Thousands of species feed on the blood of various kinds of hosts, mainly vertebrates, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even some kinds of fish. Some mosquitoes also attack invertebrates, mainly other arthropods. Though the loss of blood is seldom of any importance to the victim, the saliva of the mosquito often causes an irritating rash that is a serious nuisance. [from wikipedia]

On A Wall
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(Date Photographed: 14:25:42 Friday 14 August 2009)
(Date Published: Wednesday 20 December 2017)
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A mosquito landed on the wall inside an apartment in San Francisco. It stood on the divide between two different colors of paint and waited to be frightened off by a photographer's lens.

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