By Sandra Markle

Glance out for those public enemies--mosquitoes--as they're after blood! Mosquito ladies want a meal of blood sooner than they could lay their eggs. they aim people and animals and zoom in for a ceremonial dinner. yet those bugs might do extra damage than inflicting itchy welts. Mosquitoes may also cross alongside a couple of severe and lethal illnesses to these they chunk. people have built a few how one can put off mosquitoes, from spreading chemical substances to placing mosquito larvae-eating fish in ponds. but mosquitoes also are a nutrients resource for plenty of animals. with out those pests, birds, bats, and different animals within the nutrients chain may be affected. during this interesting publication, you could examine what makes mosquitoes just like and various from different bugs. Close-up photos and diagrams exhibit amazing information about mosquitoes' our bodies, either inside and outside. and you may practice actions that assist you know how mosquitoes feed and what you are able to do to maintain them away. examine extra approximately this intriguing member of nature's interesting Insect international!

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They let air into and out of the body for breathing. thorax: the body part between the head and the abdomen. It is where the legs and wings, if there are any, are attached. virus: tiny organisms that can cause disease 44 DIGGING DEEPER To keep on investigating mosquitoes, explore these books and online sites. BOOKS DiConsiglio, John. : Deadly Mosquito Bites. New York: Franklin Watts, 2007. Learn more about the diseases mosquitoes spread. Morgan, Sally. Flies and Mosquitoes. Mankato, MN: Chrysalis Education, 2004.

They feed on both animals and people. Fleas can spread the bubonic plague. Bubonic plague is an infection caused by a kind of bacteria that mainly affects rats. But when the fleas jump from rats to bite people, this disease is spread too. It causes fever, headaches, chills, and blood poisoning. Fleas develop through complete metamorphosis. 41 GLOSSARY abdomen: the tail end of an insect. It contains systems for digestion and reproduction. adult: the final stage of an insect’s life cycle antennae: movable, jointed parts on the insect’s head used for sensing brain: receives messages from the antennae, eyes, and sensory hairs.

With a few months of warm weather, the mosquito population is booming again. MOSQUITO FACT Some kinds of mosquitoes, like Aedes mosquitoes, stay in the egg stage all through the winter. 36 Areas that traditionally had cold winters are becoming warmer. So mosquitoes are breeding for longer periods each year. Travel to tropical places has become easier. Travelers may get diseases like malaria and dengue fever. When they return home, they may pass on diseases to local mosquitoes, which then start spreading the illnesses.

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