facts about a non-trivial insect
Q: How many species of mosquitoes
Q: And how many are resistant to at
least one insecticide?
What does a mosquito weigh?
Q: How much blood does a female
mosquito drink per, er, serving?
Q: What happens if you cut the sensory nerve in
the mosquito's stomach?
Q: How do mosquitoes find new hosts?
Q: How fast can a mosquito fly?
Q: How far do certain mosquitoes
Q: How far away can a mosquito smell you, or a cow
or another host?
Q: Don't you love being called a "host"?
Q: Why does a film of oil on water kill mosquito
Q: What does mosquito saliva have to do with some
kinds of rat poison?
Q: When do mosquitoes feed?
Q: Do they ever stop sucking blood?
Q: So what's the advantage of letting
a mosquito drink its fill?
At least, that's the opinion of Marc Klowden (see "Blood, Sex, and the Mosquito" in the bibliography).
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