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Male mosquitoes don't want your blood, but they still find you very attractive

By Perran Ross, Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Melbourne
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The whine of the mosquito is unpleasant and often inescapable outdoors on summer evenings. Mosquitoes track you down from tens of metres away by sensing carbon dioxide in the air you breathe out. Within seconds, they home in on exposed skin and feast on your blood with an array of specialized needles.

Only female mosquitoes drink blood, which is how they spread deadly diseases…


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