Female mosquito differs from the male

Female mosquito differs from the male

Female mosquito differs from the maleContrary to what most people think, not all types of mosquito suck blood. It has been scientifically established that it is only the female mosquito that sucks blood, and when she does, she would leave an itchy and sometimes painful bump on the surface of the host’s skin. Certain nutrient contained in your blood enables them produce eggs in sufficient number.

Does the female mosquito differ in any ways from the male? Yes, they do, and below are some of the differences

Antennae

The male can be easily identified with an antenna so filled with flagella (hairs) that an untrained eyes would think the antennae is completely covered in hair. The flagella is basically a collection of hair that enables the mosquito (male) to hear. Without these sensitive set of hairs, it would be near impossible for the male to locate a female.

On the other hand, the antennae of the female mosquito have less hairs as the male’s. Her antennae acts more like a nose with which she uses to track her host.

Size

Female mosquitoes are way bigger than the male

Buzzing

Whenever you hear a mosquito buzz, 100% of the times, it is a female.

Lifespan

Male mosquitoes have a shorter lifespan than the female. The lifespan of the female is dependent on her specie. However, averagely, the female mosquito lives up to 4 weeks while the male barely lives up to three weeks.

Human interaction

It is only the females make contact with humans. The males are not to be feared because they prefer to keep to themselves. Mosquitoes should be kept away by all means because they carry with deadly disease like yellow fever, and of course malaria.

Brad

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