Have you ever wondered how a mosquito, so tiny, can do so much damage?
How does a tiny creature like this leave you with such an annoying, ugly, itchy bite? How did this diminutive pest become the most deadly organism on planet earth? A mosquito, with a perfectly functioning anatomy, is brilliant at getting the nutrition it needs to create generation after generation of mosquitoes. It is a necessary feature for a species that has survived for almost 100 million years.
Watch this fantastic video from the Deep Look YouTube channel. You can see how the mosquito bite works through a microscopic lens.
The Anatomy of a Mosquito Bite
Only female mosquitoes bite humans and other animals. They must have a blood meal to create eggs for reproduction. To effectively get the blood needed, the female mosquito has a sophisticated set of six needle-like appendages.
Inside a protective sheath lies the six needles. Each of the six needle-like appendages has a a needed function for biting and getting the much-needed proteins from blood.
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