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Taste test: how mosquitoes tell nectar from human blood

Mosquito engorged with blood, feeding on a human hand.

All the better to taste you with: neurons in the female Aedes aegypti mosquito’s mouthpiece allow it to discriminate between blood and nectar. Credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty

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Nature 586, 477 (2020)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-02892-3

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