Scientists in Florida plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild. The males still mate with females, but the hatchlings die before adulthood due to the presence of the new genes.
Since many female insects mate just once in their lives, insect populations can be controlled by releasing swarms of sterile males into the wild; the females mate with them, never have babies, and die. The method has eradicated populations of dangerous insects in several regions.
Mosquitoes survive collisions with rain drops by clinging to the droplet and riding it for a while.
Bill Gates released some mosquito’s in an auditorium during a TED speech, “So, not only poor people got to enjoy the experience.”
In 1929 a “Bat Tower” was built in the Florida Keys to control mosquitoes. It was filled with bats, which promptly flew away – never to return.
Mosquitoes prefer blood type O to any other.
Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
Paparazzi means “Buzzing Mosquitoes” in Italian.
There are roughly 144,000 mosquitoes for every person on earth.