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The a female mosquito begins to bite the photographer's hand at... News PhotoAquatic,Biting,Blood,Environment,Everglades National Park,Feeding,Females,Flamingo,Florida - USA,Human Hand,Illness,Macro,Mosquito,Nile River,Outdoors,Photographer,USA,VirusPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2002 Getty ImagesFLAMINGO, FL - AUGUST 12: The a female mosquito begins to bite the photographer's hand at Everglades National Park August 12, 2002 in Flamingo, Florida. The female bugs use the blood protein to feed their eggs then lays the eggs in water. The itch from the bite is caused by the human body's immune system responding to the mosquito's saliva. During the summer, the Everglades closes its camping facilities almost entirely because of the onslaught of mosquitoes. Traps are put up throughout Flamingo where 250,000 mosquitoes a day are collected. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)