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Summer is the favorite season of many people, longer days, warmer seasons, and festivals, have more time to spend outdoors. Unfortunately, there is an insect that just loves to waste this wonderful weather – mosquitoes!
If you have done any reading, you probably already know that these biting insects have become a curse for most of the civilized world. However, after talking to expert entomologists for some tips on creeping the world wide web and preventing mosquitoes, here are some interesting facts about Mosquito.
Surprisingly, as well as the aggravatingly itchy bites these bloodsuckers cause, they are actually a fantastic group of insects.
Here are 10 interesting Mosquito Facts that you need to know!
Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on planet earth
When someone mentions the word ‘most dangerous animal in the world’, you probably will start thinking about sharks, tigers, crocodiles, and other dangerous creatures.
Mosquitoes can have many deadly diseases, including malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, Zika, and encephalitis. They also do heartworms, which can be fatal to your dog.
Mosquitoes infect more than 250 million people worldwide and kill about 10 million people, mostly children in Africa.
Mosquitoes wings Beat about 300 -600 times per second and also Synchronize them
Because of high wing beat and synchronization, they create an irritating buzzing sound.
Scientists once thought that only male mosquitoes could hear the beats of their potential peers, but recent research on mosquitoes has proved that women listen to lovers too. When the male and female mosquitoes meet, they synchronize their wing beats.
Females Mosquitoes Bite While Males Mosquitoes Feed on Nectar
Mosquitoes do not mean anything personal when they take your blood. Female mosquitoes require proteins for their eggs and they should take a blood meal for reproduction. Because the male mosquitoes do not take the responsibility of the young, they will completely avoid you and take the head instead of flowers.
When the eggs are not produced, Female mosquitoes are happy to stick to the nectar.
You might be a little afraid of mosquitoes, but don’t worry, because not every mosquito craves human blood. Some species like to consume their Friday night cocktails from animals such as frogs and birds.
Mosquitoes love carbon dioxide and they detect it from 75 feet away
Carbon dioxide, which is produced by humans and other animals, is an important sign for mosquitoes that a potential blood meal is near.
They developed deep sensitivity towards Carbon dioxide in the air. Once a woman understands Carbon dioxide is present in the surrounding area, she flies back and forth through the Carbon dioxide plume, unless she detects her prey.
Do Mosquitoes live long?
An adult mosquito can survive 5 to 6 months. Something is probably that, for a long time, seeing our tendency, they slap us when they land on us.
But in the right conditions, an adult mosquito has a long life expectancy, such as worms. Most adult females survive two to three weeks. For those winters in your garage, though – lookout.
Eggs can dry for up to eight months and can still happen.
Speed of Mosquitoes
The average flight of mosquitoes is 1 to 1.5 mph. If there is a race between all flying insects, then almost every second competitor will beat the mosquito. Butterflies, locusts, and honeybees will all end well before the skeleton.
Therefore, A Mosquitoes is your’s and your’s neighbor problem. They can only cover a small distance. Only some of them cover a maximum of 2 to 3 miles.
Mosquitoes Need Water to Reproduce
Just a few inches of water seem to be depositing eggs to a female. The larvae of the tiny mosquito quickly develop in the birdbath, roof gutters, and old tires. Some species may breed in ponds left after rain. If you want to keep mosquitoes in control around your home, you need to be cautious about dumping any standing water every day.
Mosquitoes will be terrible in the Olympics
This is not a reference to the Summer Olympics and the 2016 concerns about the threat of Zika Virus, it is a reference if mosquitoes entered the Olympics along with all other insects.
Compared to other insects, such as flies and wasps, mosquitoes are not the strongest of flies and are significantly slower. It has been estimated that these biting insects can only fly at speeds of 1 and 1.5 mph, so you can’t expect them to break Usain Bolt’s 100m world record anytime soon!
Mosquitoes are old
Mosquitoes are as old as dinosaurs, dating back to the Triassic period with evidence of these biting insects!
If you have seen the film Jurassic Park, it is no surprise because you will remember that they used the blood found in fossilized mosquitoes to clone the notorious creatures to fill the park.
There are a lot of Mosquitoes
According to the study done by the American Mosquito Control Association, there are over 3,000 different species of mosquitoes around the world.
So which of these Mosquito Facts you find most interesting. Do let us know in the comment section below.
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Till then stay safe and keep Learning!!!