If female mosquitoes are the only ones that bite humans and drink blood what do male mosquitoes eat?
Mosquitoes primarily feed on nectar from flowers. Both males and females will feed in this manner, sucking the nectar through a proboscis, much the same as a butterfly does. However, the female is also capable of drinking blood, an act called haematophagy. Females do not require blood to survive, but they need supplements, such as protein and iron, to enable them to develop and lay their eggs. Only the females drink blood because ( as said before) females need the supplements from our blood to lay their eggs. Also, the females are designed for drinking blood. So if you see a mosquito and it flies away from you , you will know it is a male.
Only the female mosquito drinks blood. Female mosquitoes have to drink enough blood to have eggs to have their babies. If they don't get enough blood they won't have young. The reason of this is that the female mosquito doesn't have enough blood to make their own young. That is why the female mosquito needs to borrow blood from humans and OTHER ANIMALS that will give warm blood.
Both male and female mosquitoes are nectar feeders, but the females of many species are also capable of hematophagy (drinking blood). Females do not require blood for their own survival, but they do need supplemental substances such as protein and iron to develop eggs. Our blood is essential for mosquitoes as it provides the protein mosquito eggs need for development. While fertilization occurs only after a blood meal, the blood does not fertilize the eggs…