FUN MOSQUITO FACTS

Were you aware of the fact that male mosquitoes feed on nectar from flowers and it is only the female mosquitoes that drink blood? They tear apart the skin and suck up blood with their long mouthparts, leaving behind an itchy bite.

Mosquito is Spanish for “little fly”

Female mosquitoes are capable of laying up to 300 eggs at a time.

Mosquitoes enjoy swimming as they spend their first 10 days in water!

A mosquito has the ability of drinking up to 3 times its weight in blood and the feeding female can grow to twice their normal size.

Mosquitoes are considered as the deadliest “animal” on the planet.

The anopheles mosquito, in particular, is lethal because it spreads malaria, which kills more than one million people each year, majorly in Africa.

Mosquitoes are capable of smelling human breath and follow the CO2 trail to find the source and nibble on their victim.

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