August 29


Surely everyone has experienced a mosquito bite. Did you know that mosquitoes are considered the deadliest animal in the world?  Click here to watch an informative video about mosquitoes.

A mosquito is an insect and therefore has three body parts and six legs. During their life span, mosquitoes move through metamorphosis – egg. larva, pupa, and adult. I like to walk in a wetland, but I’ve limited my walks there this summer because of the stagnant pools of water where mosquitoes lay their eggs.

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Although mosquitoes are certainly not a favorite of mine, they are an important link in many food chains. Predators that eat mosquitoes include fish, birds, bats and frogs. Some species of mosquitoes are pollinators.

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Add the West African tale, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, to your study of mosquitoes.

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