25 Facts About Mosquitoes You Might Not Know

Do you live near a pond? You probably do. And that pond has something we all dread…mosquitoes! Well, some ponds don’t have them, but a lot of them do. These stinging little insects live near lakes and ponds all over the world and have even been classified as the most dangerous animal on our planet. So what do you know about them? These are 25 Facts About Mosquitoes You Might Not Know!


Only female mosquitoes bite. Why? Because they need the protein found in blood to help their eggs develop.

mosquitoSource: smithsonianmag.com

Worldwide, there are about 3,500 species of mosquito. 175 are found in the US.

mosquitoSource: smithsonianmag.com

One of those (Anopheles) is a malaria carrier, while three others are known to spread encephalitis.

mosquitoSource: scientificamerican.com

West Virginia has the fewest species of mosquito. The mountainous state has only 26 species in total.

west virginiaSource: nationalgeographic.com

Texas has the most with 85, and Florida is a close second with 80.

marshSource: smithsonianmag.com

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