Mosquitoes belong to the family Culicidae and are insects.

There are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes worldwide.

Only female mosquitoes bite to feed on blood, while males primarily feed on nectar.

Mosquitoes are vectors for various diseases, including malaria, dengue fever, and Zika virus.

They have specialized mouthparts called proboscis for piercing and sucking fluids.

Mosquito larvae develop in standing water, such as ponds, marshes, and containers.

The lifespan of a mosquito can range from a few weeks to several months.

Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide, body heat, and certain chemicals produced by the human body.

They play a role in pollination by feeding on nectar and transferring pollen between flowers.

Mosquitoes are found in almost every habitat, from arctic tundra to tropical rainforests.

They are known for the irritating buzzing sound produced by their wingbeats.

Mosquitoes have a highly sensitive sense of smell, aiding them in locating hosts for blood-feeding.

The saliva of mosquitoes contains anticoagulants that prevent blood clotting during feeding.

Certain species of mosquitoes are active during specific times of the day, such as dawn or dusk.

Mosquitoes are attracted to dark-colored clothing and can be repelled by certain scents.

They have six long, slender legs and a pair of wings covered in scales.

Mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths than any other animal due to the diseases they transmit.

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is a vector for diseases like dengue, Zika, and chikungunya.

Mosquitoes have been present on Earth for more than 100 million years.

They can detect heat, moisture, and body odors from a considerable distance.

Mosquitoes are more active in warm and humid conditions.

Some species of mosquitoes are capable of transmitting viruses to animals as well.

Mosquitoes have been genetically modified in experiments to reduce their ability to transmit diseases.

Certain plants, like citronella, are believed to repel mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes go through four life stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

They are important in ecological food chains, providing food for various animals.

Mosquitoes are attracted to lactic acid, uric acid, and ammonia found in sweat.

The malaria parasite, Plasmodium, is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes are equipped with sensors that help them navigate and avoid obstacles.

They can fly at speeds of 1 to 1.5 miles per hour.

Mosquitoes are known to be more attracted to individuals with certain blood types.

They are particularly active during the warmer months but can be found year-round in some regions.

Mosquito repellents containing DEET are commonly used to prevent mosquito bites.

The itching sensation from mosquito bites is caused by an allergic reaction to their saliva.

Mosquito control measures include the use of insecticides, mosquito nets, and eliminating breeding sites.