Female Mosquito Trivia
1. Only the females bite.
2. If she lives long enough, a female may lay over ten egg batches.
3. One species of mosquito carries its eggs on its hind legs until hatching. The larvae then wait in the egg shell, popping out when the female lands and dips her legs in the water.
4. Like humans, female mosquitoes live longer than males on average. This is surprising considering they’re the most likely to be swatted since they’re the ones that bite. Guess humans aren’t very effective swatters!
5. Some mosquito species larvae have an antifreeze like substance and can withstand being frozen in ice.