Mosquitoes Can Detect Carbon Dioxide From 75 Feet Away

April 20, 2017, 0 comments, on Mosquito Facts

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Carbon dioxide, which humans and other animals produce, is the key signal to mosquitoes that a potential blood meal is near.

Mosquitoes have developed a keen sensitivity to CO2 in the air. Once a female senses CO2 in the vicinity, she flies back and forth through the CO2 plume until she locates her victim.


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