World Mosquito Day
World Mosquito Day is held on August 20. In memory of the discovery of the British doctor Sir Ronald Ross, which he made in 1897. He was able to establish that it is female mosquitoes that transmit malaria between humans. This event in the second decade of the month August is annual. Help us
There are more than 3,500 species of mosquitoes. The average mosquito lifespan is less than two months. Only female mosquitoes bite.
In comparison to other insects, such as flies and wasps, mosquitoes aren't the strongest of fliers and are quite slow. It is estimated that these biting insects can only fly at speeds between 1 and 1.5 mph so you can't expect them to be breaking Usain Bolt's 100m world record anytime soon!
When their senses are stimulated with CO2, it sends a signal to the visual area of the brain. That makes mosquitoes better and more accurate when they track visual objects. Basically, mosquitoes are smart enough to see us, even though it may not be crystal clear.
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