National Geographic : 1944 Feb
The National Geographic Magazine Ouch! A Mosquito Darts Her Stinger into a Man's Arm Inset shows the mosquito's dagger and blood-sucking tube, with protecting hairs above. (Aedes atropalpus.) © National Geographic Society If That Skeeter Stands on Her Head, Beware! It's Mrs. Anopheles In exchange for a sip of human blood, Anopheles quadrimaculatus may leave a malaria parasite acquired while stinging a malaria patient. Her bite is harmless unless she has tasted infected blood. Females only have a mouth fitted for biting.