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Trivia of the Day: Do Mosquitoes Have Teeth?

People know that mosquitoes suck your blood, and how annoying they are, but how much else do they know?

When Molly, from Mississippi, asked about mosquito teeth in a USA Today article I wasn’t too surprised.

The answer? They do have teeth. Four sets of them, in fact.

A mosquito uses its teeth, all of which function similarly to knives, to draw blood. Then it shoots saliva laced with anesthetic into the wound to prevent immediate noticing by the victim.

After sucking enough blood to nourish 100 eggs or more, it flies away, in search of new victims.

Fun fact: Only female mosquitoes draw blood.