Psorophora ciliata - Gallinipper
North America's largest biting mosquito takes a stab at your intrepid photographer. Palmetto State Park, Texas, USA.
A female eastern treehole mosquito takes a blood meal. This species is common in wooded areas across eastern North America. Some taxonomists place it in the genus Ochlerotatus. Urbana, Illinois, USA.
A researcher at Rockefeller University feeds her stock of yellow fever mosquitoes.
A female Aedes aegypti mosquito feeds from a researcher at Rockefeller University.
A female Aedes aegypti yellow fever mosquito feeds from a researcher at Rockefeller University.
An Anopheles mosquito that overwintered as an adult takes an early spring bite out of the photographer's arm. Urbana, Illinois, USA.
Common bed bugs have resurfaced in recent years. While these nocturnal blood-feeders are not known to spread diseases, they are difficult to exterminate. This young bug was collected in Chicago.
Anopheles punctipennis female taking a blood meal.
Urbana, Illinois, USA