Mosquito finds blood vessel
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In this short, silent video, we see what a mosquito is doing when it bites us. Well in this case it’s a mouse being bitten, but the practice is the same. The The large central needle that you see has two tubes—the hypopharynx, which sends saliva down, and the labrum, which pumps blood back up. The mosquito will sometimes suck blood for son long that the blood vessel collapses.