Life Cycle of a Mosquito
Mosquitos have pestered the rest of the animal kingdom since at least the Cretaceous period, and they sometimes became trapped in amber. Today, over 3,000 species live worldwide, and they aren’t very picky eaters. Not only do mosquitos feed on human blood, but they also bite birds, mammals, and even other insects. Because they transfer diseases like West Nile and Malaria, they are considered the deadliest creatures on Earth. Interestingly, only the females have a taste for blood; males drink from flowers, and are therefore pollinators.