(Order Dipetera Family Culicidae)
The mosquito belongs to the fly family because it has only 2 wings. These wings which flap at
approximately 300 times/second allow the mosquito to travel 3 to 5 miles/hour. The female wings
create a buzzing noise which the males pick up with their antennae and that humans pick up as the
female edges in for the bite. The female mosquito requires blood to develop tiny eggs in her abdomen
and this can be quite an annoyance to those who share their habitat. MORE!
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