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Mosquitoes in Massachusetts are abuzz these days.

Mosquito season is underway, and those little buggers are more than just an annoyance-- they can spread deadly diseases. There’s very little about mosquitoes that most would consider “fun”, so we’ll just call these facts.

  • Mosquitoes Aren't Fun, But Here Are Some FactsOnly female mosquitoes bite. Male and female mosquitoes feed on fruit and plant nectar, but females require the protein found in blood to develop eggs.
  • They can drink up to 3 times their body weight.
  • There are over 3,500 species of mosquito; about 175 are found in the U.S.
  • Female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at a time.
  • Mosquitoes spend their first 10 days in water. During this time, larvae develop into pupae, which develop into adult mosquitoes.
  • Females beat their wings up to 500 times per second; males pick up on the high frequency when looking for a mate.
  • Mosquitoes use heat sensors around their mouth parts to sense the body heat of potential hosts.
  • Mosquitoes are considered the deadliest “animal” in the world. Over 1 million people worldwide die every year from mosquito-borne diseases.

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