Yes, and even female mosquitoes only drink blood during certain breeding periods, because they need proteins in their blood to help their ovaries develop. They can’t lay eggs until they’re mature, while male mosquitoes don’t drink blood. The details are as follows:
Male mosquitoes only eat plant juice, not blood.
The male mosquito is actually “vegetarian”, in the food chain, it is mainly taken hunting food in a tree juice, nectar from the flowers, tender stem, fruit, and half a rotten fruit juice from inside, if pure only male mosquitoes, the world is a good thing, mosquito race, also won’t let people hate.
Male mosquitoes do not suck blood, in fact, with its physiological structure is also related, because the suction cup is short, when docked, can not penetrate the mouth into the skin, so it is also “willing but weak”. But in our cognition, the person who can recognize male mosquito is almost zero, so meet hit, male mosquito is sometimes found, as a “potential threat” insect object and be shot or sprayed to death, sometimes also quite injustice.
Second, female mosquitoes occasionally eat plant juice, most of the time to drink blood.
Female mosquitoes, at the time of the gnats, actually live in the water, feeding mostly on plankton floating in the water, and also on plant juices if they lay their eggs in roots, and this habit continues into adulthood. In adult female mosquitoes, will begin to emerge, will fly, it began to “broaden their knowledge.”
And mosquitoes in feather after adult mosquitoes, began to “taste” by the smell of blood, saliva, it is containing anticoagulant element, it at the time of blood feeding, will bring the anticoagulant injected into the body, make the blood will not thin plasma coagulation, then sucked in directly, that is when we shoot dead mosquitoes, does not like our other wound condensation, It’s just a layer of blood like water.
Three, if the female mosquito does not suck blood, the ovary can not mature, can not spawn.
Blood-sucking female mosquitoes, related to their breeding, because the body structure, their ovaries only in the case of attracting protein to mature, and to the “constitution” mosquitoes, and obviously is not something to hunt protein science, after all, they don’t pay attention to the team, but the individual alone, so in the middle of the items that are rich in protein, Blood is their best bet.
In addition, mosquitoes are not only suck the blood of people, and the blood of other animals, it is also unrejected, it can be said that it is not only human hate mosquitoes. There is also, because it is in the blood, is the first anticoagulant into the animal body, so in the blood, it will spread diseases, which is the biggest harm of mosquitoes. Now, with the development of medicine, it’s not obvious, but hundreds of years ago, because mosquitoes spread diseases after the area, that would have killed people.
Generally speaking, the male mosquito is actually quite lovely, will suck blood of actually only female mosquito, but helpless they are really like, so many mistakenly killed.