How many times can a mosquito bite: interesting facts
Most people suffer from frequent mosquito bites, which causes itching and inflammation on the skin. Unlike bees, which can only sting once in their entire life, the annoying insects bite as many times as they need to.
Only female mosquitoes bite people and animals for food and nutrients. Informacion has published some interesting facts about mosquito bites.
The female uses her mouthparts, called a proboscis, to pierce human skin and find a capillary. It then sucks blood while injecting saliva to facilitate the feeding process.
The person has an allergic reaction to the mosquito's saliva, itching and redness.
Protein in the blood is a necessary ingredient for the development of female eggs. After feeding, the insect rests for several days to process the food and develop the eggs before laying. And so this process is repeated constantly to extend the life cycle of its eggs.
A female may bite several times in her lifetime, which usually lasts about a month, although this period can vary depending on the species and environmental conditions.
Male mosquitoes do not bite humans or animals; they feed mainly on nectar. Females also eat nectar to get energy, but when they bite people, they are looking for substances needed for reproduction, not to satisfy their hunger.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told what colours attract mosquitoes and what not to wear.