What It Looks Inside You When a Mosquito Bites You

This is a video of a mosquito inserting itself into the flesh of a mouse in search of some blood. Scientists were able to watch the entire process through a microscope to see how a mosquito bites down. It's kinda freaky how flexible the needle can get.

National Geographic's Not Exactly Rocket Science shows what you would imagine to be a stiff as a needle (it has to puncture the skin after all), can actually get flexible when it searches for blood vessels. National Geographic writes:

From afar, a mosquito’s snout might look like a single tube, but it’s actually a complicated set of tools, encased in a sheath called the labium. You can’t see the labrum at all in the videos; it buckles when the insect bites, allowing the six mouthparts within to slide into the mouse’s skin.

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Read more about the fascinating mosquito here. [National Geographic]

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liquidmental
Liquidmental

ok so I had this argument just this weekend.. can it really be called "biting"? I mean a mosquito has no teeth or jaws needed to bit anything? I say it stings you, she told me it was bite and that's that. but i need something to show her I'm somewhat right so please no reply's that disagree with me ok.. lol