If you've always wondered exactly what it looks like, inside of your flesh, when a mosquito sticks its stabby, contaminated tube-mouth in there and sucks your blood, YOU'RE WELCOME. Here's a video of it. Video of the mosquito probing around for a blood vessel (inside "a flap of mouse skin") is above, and video of the mosquito striking gold is below.

Via National Geographic:

โ€œI was genuinely amazed to see the footage,โ€ says James Logan from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who studies mosquitoes. โ€œI had read that the mouthparts were mobile within the skin, but actually seeing it in real time was superb. What you assume to be a rigid structure, because it has to get into the skin like a needle, is actually flexible and fully controllable. The wonders of the insect body never cease to amaze me!โ€


GAAAAHHHHHH LOOK AT IT WIGGLIN'. Now that we've got that out of the way, can science figure out why mosquitos think my blood tastes like a heroin slurpee, but with other people they're like "eh, NBD"? Because NOT FAIR. #humblebrag #imdelicious