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There are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes.
It would take about 1.2 million mosquito bites to drain all the blood from your body.
Mosquitoes are considered the deadliest animal in the world because it transmits malaria, which kills over 700,000 people every year, mainly in Africa.
Mosquitoes transmit numerous diseases such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever, encephalitis, elephantiasis and West Nile virus.
Humans are not the first choice for most mosquitoes; they actually prefer birds, cattles and horses over humans.
Honey bees have 170 odorant receptors, compared with only 62 in fruit flies and 79 in mosquitoes.
The world’s largest statue of a mosquito is a roadside attraction in Komarno, Manitoba, the Mosquito Capital of Canada. Sculpted in 1984, it is made of steel and has a wingspan of 15 feet.
Only female mosquitoes bite. Both male and female feed mainly on fruit and plant nectar, but the female also needs the protein in blood to help her eggs develop.
Female mosquitoes locate hosts by detecting emitted carbon dioxide, lactic acid, octenol and body heat. In fact, a mosquito can sense exhaled carbon dioxide from up to 75 feet away.

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