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The female mosquitoes only bite humans because they need the proteins found in blood to lay their eggs. The male doesnt have the probiscus to bite you; it feeds on flower nectar.

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Only which gender of mosquitoes bite?

Only the female mosquitoes bite.

Do mosquitoes bite or sting?

They bite (but only female mosquitoes bite)

Do male of female mosquitoes bite people?

only female mosquitoes bite cause they need the blood as nutrients for the eggs

Why don't male mosquitoes transmit diseases?

Because only female mosquitoes bite. The only way mosquitoes can transmit diseases is through their bite. Males don't bite.

Do the male or female mosquitoes bite or is it both?

The female bites, she needs a 'blood meal' before she lays eggs. It is only the female mosquitoes that bite.

Do boy or girl Mosquitos bite?

Only female or girl mosquitoes bite. Male or boy mosquitoes only tend to feed on nectar from plants. They do not bite humans or animals.

Do big mosquitoes bite?

Only female mosquitoes bite, so size doesn't matter. However, there are different types of insects that look like large mosquitoes that don't bite.

Why do only female mosquitos cause malaria?

Only female mosquitoes contribute to the spread of malaria because only female mosquitoes bite take a blood meal from humans.

Do male mosquito bite?

No,male mosquitoes don't bite,only female mosquitoes do.Female mosquitoes bite so that she can lay her eggs.After a blood meal,a female mosquitoe can lay tons of eggs and they all hatch after 24 hours.

Do all mosquitoes bite?

Only female mosquitos , the anopheles, bite.

What do female mosquitoes do that male mosquitoes can not do?


Which mosquitoe can bite or pierce skin?

Only female Mosquitoes bite and perice the skin causing you to itch.

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 some mosquitoes bite?

Only female mosquitoes bite mammals as they need the high protein blood for proper development of their eggs. The male mosquitoes only suck plant juices, which satisfy their simpler nutritional requirements (mostly for carbohydrates).

Why male mosquito do not spread malaria?

Male mosquitoes don't spread malaria because only female mosquitoes bite

Do male or female mosquitoes bite people?

only the female of the species stings humans, and then she kills her mate.

Does female aedes aegypti mosquito bites only males?

The ONLY mosquitoes who bite are the females, and they bite EVERYBODY... an eual opportunity bloodsucker.

Do female mosquitoes bite people?


How can you identify the male and female mosquitoes?

Male mosquitos are smaller and do not bite animals nor do they suck blood. Only females give you a mosquito bite.

Do both male and female mosquitoes bite?

no onlyfemales

Why do only female mesquitoes bite humans?

Female mosquitoes bite humans so they can lay their eggs. Males dont because they dont lay eggs, so they dont need blood.

Why do mosquitoes bite you all the time?

Only female mosquitoes bite, though all mosquitoes live on the sugar found in plant nectar, not on blood. Female mosquitoes bite to obtain necessary proteins from blood so they can produce eggs. Proteins in human and animal blood are necessary for the female mosquito to produce fertile eggs; since males cannot produce eggs they have no need for blood. Females require a new blood "meal" for every nest they lay, and produce about 250 eggs per meal.

What types of mosquitoes that spread malaria?

female mosquitos are the only ones that bite and all types spread all types of diseases

What time of year do mosquitoes bite?

Mosquitoes are very common in the late spring throughout the summer. The female mosquitoes will feed all throughout this time.

What can a mosquito do to you?

Mosquitoes can make bite or suck your blood. This bite will make you itchy. Only female mosquitoes will bite, never a male. They can also give you diseases such as yellow fever, malaria, and filaria. There is mosquito repellent which keeps mosquitoes from biting you once you spray it on you. There is also mosquito repellent bracelets, necklaces, and candles which do the same thing as the spray. Mosquitoes bite and suck your blood with enzyme. You may use your saliva to stop the itch.