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  1. The attack of swarms of mosquitoes cause reindeer migrations. Was Rudolph’s nose really red because of a mosquito bite?

  2. The name mosquito is Spanish for "little fly".

  3. A wingless species of mosquito has been found in the Antarctic.

  4. There are 2700 species of mosquitoes.

  5. One mosquito species steals its food from nectar-feeding ants.

  6. Mosquitoes carry fatal diseases like malaria, and west nile virus, encephalitis (an inflammation of the lining of the brain), and dengue (pronounced den-gee) fever (a viral infection usually found in the tropics).

  7. More than 50 species of mosquito are resistant to one or more insecticides.

  8. It would take 1,200,000 mosquitos, each sucking once to completely drain an average human being’s blood. (more or less)