Male mosquito head, light micrograph

Male mosquito head, light micrograph

Bacteria genes offer new strategy for sterilizing mosquitoes

Bacteria genes offer new strategy for sterilizing mosquitoes

Only female mosquitoes bite humans and animals; males feed on flower nectar.-- I hate those blood-sucking females!!... Lol!

Only female mosquitoes bite humans and animals; males feed on flower nectar.-- I hate those blood-sucking females!!... Lol!

"Scientists bred extremely sexually attractive male mosquitoes whose offspring are unable to breed. So these mosquitoes will hopefully dominate the mosquito gene pool, and in a generation or two, billions of mosquito larvae will be reproductive dead-ends."

"Scientists bred extremely sexually attractive male mosquitoes whose offspring are unable to breed. So these mosquitoes will hopefully dominate the mosquito gene pool, and in a generation or two, billions of mosquito larvae will be reproductive dead-ends."

Zelco Amazing Lantern. Tiny LED lantern with 4 bright white LED's, has a multi-position switch to keep the mosquitoes away. Two of the ultrasonic tones mimic the male mosquito (female mosquitoes stay away from the males and they are the ones that bite), the audible tone sounds like the dragonfly which is the natural predator of the mosquito. Ultrasonic tones will not harm humans or animals, just keeps the mosquitoes away. Can use the ultrasonic repeller and lantern together, or switch…

Zelco Amazing Lantern. Tiny LED lantern with 4 bright white LED's, has a multi-position switch to keep the mosquitoes away. Two of the ultrasonic tones mimic the male mosquito (female mosquitoes stay away from the males and they are the ones that bite), the audible tone sounds like the dragonfly which is the natural predator of the mosquito. Ultrasonic tones will not harm humans or animals, just keeps the mosquitoes away. Can use the ultrasonic repeller and lantern together, or switch…

Fact Alert: Male Mosquitoes. Read more amazing facts at http://www.facteverything.com

Fact Alert: Male Mosquitoes. Read more amazing facts at http://www.facteverything.com

If you were to compare this insect with other members of the same group, you might not immediately recognize that it is a fly.  Often called male mosquitoes, the crane flies are not directly related to mosquitoes and do not have the ability to bite.  Immature crane flies live in cool fast flowing fresh waters and several species are associated with waterfalls.

If you were to compare this insect with other members of the same group, you might not immediately recognize that it is a fly. Often called male mosquitoes, the crane flies are not directly related to mosquitoes and do not have the ability to bite. Immature crane flies live in cool fast flowing fresh waters and several species are associated with waterfalls.

Mosquito trap with sound-lure attached.  Sex sells when it comes to luring male mosquitoes, a new study has found. Researchers set out to make a cheap and effective audio lure for scientists collecting male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes -- the species that carries dengue and yellow fever. They found a tone of precisely 484 Hertz, the frequency of a female Aedes aegypti's wings, brought 95 percent of male mosquitoes to the trap.

Mosquito trap with sound-lure attached. Sex sells when it comes to luring male mosquitoes, a new study has found. Researchers set out to make a cheap and effective audio lure for scientists collecting male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes -- the species that carries dengue and yellow fever. They found a tone of precisely 484 Hertz, the frequency of a female Aedes aegypti's wings, brought 95 percent of male mosquitoes to the trap.

A 10th grader discovered a sound pattern that attracts male mosquitoes away from females. It could help to reduce mosquito breeding without genetic modifications or pesticides. (Maybe a good way to cover the mosquito-borne diseases we've been talking about?)

A 10th grader discovered a sound pattern that attracts male mosquitoes away from females. It could help to reduce mosquito breeding without genetic modifications or pesticides. (Maybe a good way to cover the mosquito-borne diseases we've been talking about?)

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