A model of the anopheles mosquito (typical of various species) represented in a typical stance as if just about to feed on human skin.

This model was made Museum of Applied Science of Victoria staff member Joy Dickins. The model was part of a Malaria exhibit prepared by the museum 1949. This was one of two mosquito models in the exhibit to show the anatomical difference between the insect which spreads the malaria parasite and the one that does not.

Physical Description

Mosquito standing on a patch of skin, bending down to feed. The mosquito's back legs and abodomen are stretching upwards.

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