Mosquitoes Can Smell Human Breath
They have receptors on their antennae. They hunt by sensing the carbon dioxide we exhale.
Both Males & Females Feed Mainly on Fruit & Plant Nectar
While retrieving nectar, mosquitoes pollinate plants.
Mosquitoes Spend Their First 10 Days in Water
Because their larval instars are aquatic. Water is necessary for the eggs to hatch into larvae, called wigglers. Wigglers feed on organic matter in stagnant water develop into pupae. Over several days, the pupae change into adult mosquitoes.
Body Heat Marks a Mosquitoes Target
They use heat sensors around their mouthparts to detect the warmth of your body – actually, the blood inside it – then land on you and locate the best capillaries for tapping.