What do male mosquitoes eat?

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Martin Jones

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What do male mosquitoes eat?
« on: 27/05/2008 21:02:10 »
Martin Jones asked the Naked Scientists:

If it's only the female mosquitoes that bite, what do the male mosquitoes eat?

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blakestyger

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What do male mosquitoes eat?
« Reply #1 on: 27/05/2008 21:45:47 »
They eat nectar from plants - only the females eat blood. Virtually every animal has a host mosquito that lives on it.