Know Your Enemy

Name: Mosquito
Population: 2,700 species worldwide, 150 in North America alone, and an estimated 100 trillion individuals worldwide at any one time
Habitat: Everywhere but Antarctica
Life span: Two weeks
Reproduction rate: A single female can lay eggs every three days, 100-400 at a time.
Flying range: Usually within a mile of where they were hatched
Feeding habits: Most active from dusk to dawn. Only the females bite, by inserting a needlelike mouth into skin. They need the protein in blood to produce eggs.
Senses: They can smell CO2 and octenol at 100 feet; see prey at 30 feet. Chemoreceptors in their antennae help guide them to a good feeding source.

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