Mosquitoes comprise a group of about 3,500 species of small insects that are flies. Within Diptera they constitute the family Culicidae. The word “mosquito” is Spanish for “little fly”.
We Nigerians think mosquitoes are there to bite us and transmit malaria to us. Not knowing that they have their own advantages.
The mosquitoes purpose in our ecosystem is to provide food and pollination. … As part of their usefulrole, the larvae of mosquitoes live in water and provide food for fish and other wildlife, including larger larvae of other species such as dragonflies.
Here are some interesting facts about mosquitoes
Mosquitoes Are the Deadliest Animals on Earth.
How Long Do Mosquitoes Live?
Females Bite Humans While Males Feed on Nectar.
Some Mosquitoes Avoid Biting Humans.
Mosquitoes Fly Slowly.
A Mosquito’s Wings Beat 300–600 Times Per Second.
Mosquitoes Synchronize Their Wing Beats.
Salt Marsh Mosquitoes May Live 100 Miles Away.
Smelly feet are known to attract some species of mosquitoes.
Two other pests that are commonly mistaken for mosquitoes are crane flies and midges.