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Answered 2016-10-20 07:46:54

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.

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Why female mosquito cause malaria not male mosquito?

Male Mosquitoes drink nectar and sweet liquid. Male Mosquitoes do not drink blood. Their only danger to humans is their breeding with females.

Do mosquitoes drink mammals blood?

Yes. But not all mosquitoes, only female mosquitoes.Mosquitoes do bite mammals as they bite us and we are mammals.

Why do only female mosquitoes drink your blood?

They only drink blood because it helps them produce more eggs.

What gender of mosquitos drink blood?

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.

Do mosquitoes drink warm blood or cold blood?

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Why do mosquitoes drink blood?

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What do male mosquitoes eat?

olny female mosquitoes drink human blood why becase to provide healthy saliva befor she lays her egg i dont

How much does a mosquito hold?

Female mosquitoes can drink 1-5 microliters of blood. Since they vary in size, they vary in how much they can drink.

Where does plasmodium vivax live in the mosquito?

Gametophytes of plasmodium get ingested by mosquitoes when they drink blood. They live in the mosquitoes' mid gut and form into oocytes. These are passed onto humans when they are bitten by the infected mosquitoes.

Do male mosquitoes drink blood?

no. they don't. they drink nectar

What does mosquito eats?

Female mosquitoes drink blood. The males, however, feed on plant nectar like bumbles bees. They do not drink blood. So next time you get bitten by a mosquito, you'll know it was definitely a female!

Do mosquitoes drink animal blood?

No they don't

What do male mosquitos eat?

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Do mosquitoes drink human's blood?

Yes, they do. They like human's blood because it's taste good for them. So be careful with all of them, especially the female one.

Do mosquitoes drink period blood?

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Do mosquitoes drink mule deer blood?

Yes, mosquitoes will feed on most any animal.

What type of food does male mosquitoes eat?

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Can humans drink blood?

Yes, humans can drink blood but it is not recommended because of blood borne illnesses.

Why do Mosquitoes carry diseases?

not all mosquitoes carry diseases. But if they drink a diseased persons blood they can easily pass on the disease by passing on the blood to another.

What are What are facts about mosquitoes?

they drink blood giving you malaria and H.I.V/AIDS

Why mosquitoes kills people?

they dont kill people they just drink their blood ,and when they drink there blood their saliva goes in the human blood causing a desease.

Can humans drink animal blood or any other kind of blood?

Yes, humans can drink blood but it is not recommended because of blood borne illnesses.

How do the mosquitoes use your blood?

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What insect drinks your blood?

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Is a misquito a carnivore omnivore or herbivore?

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