Mosquitoes have been around since the Jurassic period. Mosquito is Spanish for “little fly.” The word reportedly originated in the early 16th century. Let’s know Most Interesting 11 Facts about Mosquito.
Do you know?
1. A mosquito has 100 eyes on his head.
2. The mosquito has 3 hearts.
3. Mosquito weight 0.001mg.
4. The mosquito has 48 teeth in its mouth.
5. The mosquito has thermal sensors by which it can sense its prey.
6. Mosquitoes are as old as the Dinosaurs, with evidence of these biting insects dating back
to the Triassic Period.
7. Mosquito drinks more blood than students can drink alcohol during freshman week.
8. According to the American Mosquito Control Association, there are over 3,000 different
species of mosquitoes throughout the world.
9. When someone mentions the term “world’s deadliest animal” you probably start thinking of sharks, tigers, crocodiles, and other fierce creatures. Well, it may shock you to learn that it’s actually mosquitoes. Why? Well; it’s down to the harmful diseases that they are known to spread.
10. This may surprise you and most people probably assume all mosquitoes bite, but no it is only the females that like to use us as a tasty snack.
11. It is estimated that mosquitoes live for less than 2 months!
Most Interesting 11 Facts about Mosquito
Bonus- Mosquitoes are big fans of Dirty Dancing
This may not be 100% accurate as we haven’t asked any mosquitoes what their favorite film is, but like Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in the hit film from the 80s mosquitoes have their own unique dance.
It has been discovered that before mating mosquitoes engaged in a sort of dance which involves beating their wings in a call-and-response type of manner. Amazing right?!
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