Trivia of Mosquitoes

  • Yesterday, I searched for how can we keep mosquitoes away, and posted it.

    At that time, I also learned about some trivia of mosquitoes.

    So today, I’d like to tell you about the trivia.

    Usually, mosquitoes suck nectar of flowers regardless of the gender.

    In particular, male mosquitoes suck only nectar of flowers or juice of grasses in their lifetime.

    Only mated female mosquitoes suck our blood to ensure nutrition for spawning.

    The frequency of blood-sucking is around once three to seven days, and their lifespan is around three weeks, so they will do sucking no more than seven times in their lifetime.

    They can spawn without sucking blood, but in that case, the number of eggs is around 10.

    If they sucked blood, they can spawn about five hundreds eggs.

    This implies high nutritional value of human blood.

    By the way, have you heard buzzing of mosquitoes?

    When you can hear the jarring buzzing, the mosquito is in a distance of about 20 centimeters from your ear.

    They flutter their wings about 500 to 1000 times per second, and generate high frequency wave.

    You might feel as if they were near your ear, but unfortunately it’s probably wrong.

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