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The Anatomy and Physical Traits of a Mosquito

Mosquitoes are more than meets the eye. We think of them as these really tiny pests that leave us itchy in the warm months of the year, but there’s more to them than we see with the naked eye. Let’s explore the three main body segments of a typical mosquito. Head The head of a mosquito includes its compound eyes, sensory features, antennae, and proboscis. The proboscis is the long mouthpart used for digging into the skin and sucking the blood of prey. The mosquito “bite” is a myth, as this is the way they attach themselves to us. The… Read more »