Bug Weblog: Mosquitoes | science


Kingdom: Animalia

Tribe: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Assignment: Diptera

Family: Culicidae

Okay, what’s wrong with mosquitos? Except for you Life In Antarctica or Iceland, you know how to deal with mosquitoes.

You have buzzed around this earth for 400 million Years, for the first time in the Triassic. Mosquitoes were only found in North America 100 million Years ago. And since then, they’ve probably been annoying other animal species.

Why do mosquitoes suck blood? Actually, not every mosquito does that. It’s just really Women who consume blood. They do this because they need the high protein meal before they lay eggs.

So yeah, when you see a mosquito buzzing around your legs or face it just thinks about the kids. (Your children, not yours.)

Why are mosquitoes considered the “deadliest animal in the world”? Although she Weighing 2.5 milligrams, although they consume 5 millionths of a liter of blood during feeding, mosquitoes kill a million People every year.

This is because mosquitoes carry deadly diseases. over 700 million People a year get mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika, malaria, dengue fever and yellow fever.

Because of the human health implications, organizations and countries are finding new ways to control mosquito killing. Scientists arm mosquitoes with one bacteria Wolbachia to reduce the likelihood of the disease spreading. Florida released 750 million Mosquitoes to disrupt the established pest population of Aedes aegypti, a species of mosquito that is responsible for the spread of disease.

That’s a lot of mosquitoes that have to be released into a state. And I itches to find out if the plan is working.

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