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Name: candace
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Date: 6/28/2005


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What do mosquitoes eat?


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Female mosquitoes suck blood from a variety of animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, mostly to nourish their eggs. For their own food both sexes use mostly nectar and fruit juices. See

http://www.biologydaily.com/biology/Mosquitoe#Natural_History

J. Elliott


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