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What is the purpose of a mosquito?

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What is the purpose of a mosquito?

Mosquitoes:

Mosquitoes are flies from the family Culicidae. There are over 30 extant genera of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in pools of stagnant water and their larvae develop in the stagnant water. Mosquito larvae are prey of insects like dragonflies.

Answer and Explanation:

Mosquitoes are important disease vectors. In particular female anopheles mosquitoes are responsible for the spread of malaria. This disease kills over...

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