Mosquitos are the single bad thing about those relaxed summer nights and beach gatherings. They are always the silent invisible intruders you only feel after they bite. And some bites are so itchy you literally feel that your skin is burning!
Together with ants and spiders, mosquitos are the most common specie on the planet. There’s not a single place on Earth they haven’t reached out. Except Antarctica.
But here are some facts you never thought of about mosquitos. And science actually testifies that they’re a miracle of nature! Here’s why…Mosquitos have developed as species somewhere between 50 and 100 million years ago, which means even ancient humans and dinosaurs had problems with these “tiny devils” Mosquitos approved their high ability of adaptation to different circumstances, because they survived for all this period and managed to spread through out the whole planet – from tropical African jungle climates to the cold Siberian forests There are 3000 species of mosquitos - Only female mosquitos drink our blood, so it’s good to know to tell the difference. Male mosquitos feed on nectar from the flowers. So hippy right? Such a difference between two sides of a single specie is rarely detected – one more fact why they’re called to be a miracle of nature Male mosquitos are smaller than female mosquitos and have feathered antennas in the front. This is because they need them to “catch the frequency” of the fast -moving sensitive wings of the females, which making the annoying buzzing sound. It’s a mating process! Mosquitos have a short life span – females live up to 2 months, while males live only for 2 weeks tops! Mosquitos are approaching to the body heat, or, the blood heat of the mammals to be more specific and the CO2 we produce while breathing There isn’t a single specie of mosquitos that is solely attracted to human blood Mosquitos never just bite and leave – only we feel like that. They actually stay for some time on our body and feed on out blood. They need 3 minutes to fill up their belly. They can remember the smell of a prey that acts particularly aggressive and will avoid it completely for the next 24 hours. Why? Well, even if they achieve biting a moving and aggressive pray, how would they manage staying on it for whole 3 minutes? Just keep moving around with your hands and don’t keep still if you hear the buzzing sound in the summer Mosquitos don’t stick a single needle while sucking your blood – they actually stick six of them! The whole purpose of why females are the ones who are sucking the blood is because they need it for reproduction. They, as well as the human female species, need a lot of iron and protein to develop healthy mosquito babies hatching out from their eggs
Nature is perfect right? Who said that being a pray always had to end up with killing the pray?Sources: bestlifeonline.com/ https://www.nationalgeographic.com/ https://www.thelist.com/