Interesting facts about mosquitoes

July 20, 2009 | In: Animal facts for kids

Mosquito’s are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.

There are over three thousand different kinds of mosquitoes in the world. Most live in the tropics, but some even live in the Arctic.

Only the females suck blood. The males are vegetarian. The blood is a source of protein to make eggs.

It will take 200,000 mosquitos to drain an average human body of its blood (one suck per mosquito).

Mosquitoes develop resistance to pesticides.

A female mosquito can produce up to 300 eggs at one time and can produce up to 3,000 eggs throughout her life. Mosquito eggs develop into adulthood in ten to fourteen days.

Mosquitos can find warm-blooded mammals and birds very easily once they get close enough.

Mosquitos can carry many types of diseases that are caused by bacteria, parasites or viruses.

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