30 Amazing Fact About Mosquito


Everyone hates mosquitoes, including other furry animals. We all feel disturbed when mosquitoes thrust a sucking needle from the snout into our skin. During the sucking process, at that time we will feel itching, which causes our hands to automatically scratch the area of the itch. Sometimes it is unconscious that scratching produces abrasions due to the sharpness of human nails. Not to mention the deadly danger of viruses carried by mosquitoes. Even though mosquitoes are one part of living things on earth they also need food like us to survive. So it's ok to knowing this tiny creature closer through the collection of facts below.

1 | There are about 3,500 species of mosquitoes, but only hundreds of them that suck human blood.
2 | Mosquitoes rest in cold areas when the weather is hot during the day.
3 | Only female mosquitoes suck blood. In addition to fulfill nutrients for eggs in the stomach.
4 | The main foods of mosquitoes are fruit and nectar.
5 | Mosquitoes can suck the blood of the victim up to 3 times their weight.
6 | It needs 1.2 million sucks of mosquitoes to deplete human blood.
7 | Usually, female mosquitoes lay eggs in calm puddles.
8 | Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide, lactic acid, and octenol that contained in human breath and sweat.
9 | Once laying eggs, female mosquitoes can release 300 eggs at a time.
10 | Mosquitoes can lay eggs 3 times before finally dying.
11 | Mosquitoes suck blood through their jagged trunks.
12 | After hatching, mosquito larvae spend 10 days before becoming cocoons and adult mosquitoes.
13 | During the larvae, mosquitoes eat organic ingredients in water and breathe oxygen on the surface.
14 | The average age of mosquitoes is under 2 months. Male mosquitoes live a maximum of 10 days while females can live up to 6 to 8 weeks.
15 | Males look for females based on flapping wings. The frequency of the fastest flapping wings will be more attractive to males.
16 | Female mosquitoes can flap their wings up to 500 times per second.
17 | Flying mosquitoes no more than 3 miles from where they hatch.
18 | Mosquitoes can fly at a maximum of 2.4 km / hr.
19 | Mosquitoes have receptor antennas that can detect CO2 / carbon dioxide.
20 | Mosquitoes detect their prey from CO2 gas released by human / animal breath. They followed the gas to find the source.
21 | Mosquitoes use heat sensors in their mouth to detect their prey body temperature and look for blood capillaries to suck.
22 | Aedes aegypti mosquito species can infect the zika virus and dengue fever.
23 | Mosquitoes like to buzz near their ears because they are attracted to human breathing patterns. But these types of mosquitoes usually won't bite.
24 | Mosquitoes have existed since the Jurassic era or around 210 million years ago.
25 | The most deadly mosquito species is Anopheles. They carry the Malaria virus which kills more than 1 million people every year.
26 | Black clothes can attract many mosquitoes. Because our body temperature will get hotter.
27 | Mosquitoes like to bite in dark areas so they can suck blood safely.
28 | Mosquitoes have a combined eye consisting of hundreds of lens on the side of the head called ommatidia. This eye can detect movement well.
29 | The main predators of mosquitoes are cere fish (Gambusia affinis) and dragonflies.
30 | Mosquito rackets are not effective for repelling mosquitoes. Based on the study 1% of insects that die of electric shock are mostly small insects which are harmless and have no effect on the mosquito population.

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