Interesting Facts/ Few lines on Mosquito

Interesting Facts/ Few lines on Mosquito
  • The mosquito is one of the most common insects found in locations where humans dwell.
  • There are over 3000 species of mosquitoes throughout the world.
  • It is a small insect with two wings.
  • Most species of mosquitoes are about three to six millimetres long and weigh up to 2.5 milligrams.

Habitat and range

  • Mosquitoes are found throughout the world.
  • Mosquitoes heavily populate in damp, shady places near water.  

Physical features:

  • Mosquitoes are usually black, brown, or grey. 
  • However, some species are bright blue or green.
  • Also, many species have white or light colored markings on their back, wings, or legs.  
  • Mosquitoes have a slender body. 
  • Their body and wings are covered with hairs and thin scales.

Food habits

  • Male mosquitoes feed on nectar, while females suck blood. 
  • Mosquito larvae eat organic matter, bacteria and tiny plants and animals found in water.

Mosquito bite

  • Only female mosquitoes bite, using a long mouth part to pierce the skin of the victim and suck its blood.
  • Some species of mosquitoes feed on the blood of amphibians, while others feed on the blood of insects, birds and reptiles.
  • Mosquitoes need blood for developing and laying eggs.  Certain species bite human beings.  They are sensitive to exhaled carbon dioxide and body odours. These help them to track their victim.

House mosquito

  • The house mosquito is the most common mosquito in the world.
  • It gets its name because it is commonly found in and around human dwellings.  
  • It is found in every continent except Antarctica.  
  • House mosquitoes are brown with white markings on their legs and mouthparts.  
  • Mosquitoes can fly at a maximum speed of 1.5miles per hour.
  • They transmit a number of diseases to humans, birds and other mammals.

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