The average mosquito consumes one millionth of a gallon of blood per bite.*
There are several species of mosquitoes whose larvae will eat other mosquito larvae.
The female mates once and can then lay as many batches of eggs that she can.
Even though they are aquatic, mosquito larvae still breath air.
Most mosquitoes only travel 1 - 2 miles from their breeding habitat.
There are species that can travel 100 miles from the breeding habitat.
The average mosquito weighs 2.5 milligrams.*
The bump from a mosquito bite is your body’s reaction to a protein from the bite.
There are species of mosquito that only bite reptiles and amphibians. (frogs and turtles)
More people have died from mosquito-borne diseases than from all wars put together.
( * ) from “The Mosquito Book” by Scott Anderson & Tony Dierkins
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