Culex (Mosquito) Antennae  The male mosquito has large bushy antennae, which he uses to listen for the buzz of a potential mate. He responds only to the humming frequency given by a female of the same species and will fly in the direction of the sound to mate with her. Male mosquitoes do not bite, but feed on plant juices and flower nectar. Only female mosquitoes bite animals and require a blood meal.

Culex (Mosquito) Antennae The male mosquito has large bushy antennae, which he uses to listen for the buzz of a potential mate. He responds only to the humming frequency given by a female of the same.

Mosquitoes Facts. The male mosquitoes get flower nectar for feeding.

Mosquitoes Facts. The male mosquitoes get flower nectar for feeding.

Male mosquito

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Head and antennae from a male mosquito | by ZEISS Microscopy

Head and antennae from a male mosquito | by ZEISS Microscopy

"Genetically modified mosquitoes fight dengue fever."  The headline's off, this is a program to genetically alter male MOSQUITOS so their offspring never mature.  This is an idiotic idea!  A crash in mosquito population in one generation will crash bird and bat populations and lead to other affects past that, including a loss of pollinator insects as mosquitos' many predators try to find other food sources!

Genetically modified mosquitoes fight dengue fever

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A male mosquito is captured in a break. Unlike the females, which need a a blood meal to provide protein for their eggs, the short-lived males are considerably less bitey. Males have sensitive hairs covering their antennae (pictured) which scientists believe help them to detect the high pitched whine of the females' beating wings

Incredible macro photos show insects as you've never seen them before

A male mosquito is captured in a break. Unlike the females, which need a a blood meal to provide protein for their eggs, the short-lived males are considerably less bitey. Males have sensitive hairs covering their antennae (pictured) which scientists beli

Head of a male Culex pipiens mosquito Dr. Gareth Paul Jones University of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom Technique: Stereomicroscopy, Fiber Optic Illumination (70x)

Head of a male Culex pipiens mosquito Dr. Gareth Paul Jones University of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom Technique: Stereomicroscopy, Fiber Optic Illumination

Wolbachia bacteria (red) effectively sterilize male mosquitoes

Bacteria genes offer new strategy for sterilizing mosquitoes

STERILITY CULPRITS Wolbachia bacteria (red) effectively sterilize a male mosquito by infecting the insect’s testes (blue), shown at 100 times magnification. Now, researchers have identified genes that may be responsible for the sterility.

Mosquito trap with sound-lure attached.  Sex sells when it comes to luring male mosquitoes, a new study has found. Researchers set out to make a cheap and effective audio lure for scientists collecting male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes -- the species that carries dengue and yellow fever. They found a tone of precisely 484 Hertz, the frequency of a female Aedes aegypti's wings, brought 95 percent of male mosquitoes to the trap.

Love hertz: Researchers find the perfect pitch to attract male mosquitoes

Mosquito trap with sound-lure attached. Sex sells when it comes to luring male…

Scientists want to release 20 million male mosquitoes here

Scientists want to release 20 million male mosquitoes here

If you were to compare this insect with other members of the same group, you might not immediately recognize that it is a fly.  Often called male mosquitoes, the crane flies are not directly related to mosquitoes and do not have the ability to bite.  Immature crane flies live in cool fast flowing fresh waters and several species are associated with waterfalls.

If you were to compare this insect with other members of the same group, you might not immediately recognize that it is a fly. Often called male mosquitoes, the crane flies are not directly related to mosquitoes and do not have the ability to bite. Immature crane flies live in cool fast flowing fresh waters and several species are associated with waterfalls.

Mosquitoes are the amazing insects in all over the world. Most amazing fact is only female mosquito bite humans and male mosquito only suck the plant nectar.

15 Amazing facts of Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are the amazing insects in all over the world. Most amazing fact is only female mosquito bite humans and male mosquito only suck the plant nectar.

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