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Mosquito

mosquito

Origin: Sp. Mosquito, fr. Moscafly, L. Musca. Cf. Musket.

(Science: zoology) Any one of various species of gnats of the genus culex and allied genera. The females have a proboscis containing, within the sheathlike labium, six fine, sharp, needlelike organs with which they puncture the skin of man and animals to suck the blood. These bites, when numerous, cause, in many persons, considerable irritation and swelling, with some pain. The larvae and pupae, called wigglers, are aquatic.

Alternative forms: musquito] Mosquito bar, Mosquito net, a net or curtain for excluding mosquitoes, used for beds and windows. Mosquito fleet, a fleet of small vessels.

(Science: zoology) Mosquito hawk, a dragon fly; so called because it captures and feeds upon mosquitoes. Mosquito netting, a loosely-woven gauzelike fabric for making mosquito bars.


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Re: Green Mosquito===Photos Available

Hi today I found these green colour mosquitos inside my home .i took photos with my phone.check those.also I wish to know whether they are harmful or not.? I am from aroor of alapuzha district, kerala ,india

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by davidddevassy
Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:45 pm
 
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Topic: Green Mosquito===Photos Available
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is mosquito saliva hypotonic to plasma? HIV concern?

Hey there, I was wondering if anyone knew whether mosquito saliva was hypotonic to plasma? The reason I ask, is that I got a mosquito in my eye recently and I'm a little concerned about HIV. If the mosquito had just fed on an HIV positive individual, ...

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by blacrooy
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:38 am
 
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Topic: is mosquito saliva hypotonic to plasma? HIV concern?
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Book recommendation for exam

... parasitism in Crustacea; vision and respiration in arthropods (prawn, cockroach and scorpion); modification of mouth parts in insects (cockroach, mosquito, housefly, honey bee and butterfly); metamorphosis in insects and its hormonal regulation; social organization in insects (termites and honey ...

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by bertstare
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:19 pm
 
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Re: Green Mosquito===Photos Available

I get loads of these green mosquitos, for the last two or so summers at least - I am in the Netherlands. I get a LOT of bites - usually two per night when it is calm and warm, and I have only found green and very occasionally small black mosquitos - identical to the green ones but jet black. The gre...

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by elinoir
Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:39 pm
 
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Re: Green Mosquito===Photos Available

I found a green mosquito today too. I was pretty freaked out. I caught it before it bite me. I think it was male, so I wasn't worried about it biting me. This was definitely the best site I found about green mosquitoes. Who knew there ...

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by SarasMusic
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:55 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Green Mosquito===Photos Available
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