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A coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a female yellow fever mosquito. A new book shows in intricate detail the mini-beasts that inhabit our homes, clothes and even our bodies. Micro Monsters features over 80 of the world's most horrible insects and microscopic beasts with full-colour annotated photographs, lively accompanying texts and facts and figures...


Culex (Mosquito) Antennae The male mosquito has large bushy antennae, which he uses to listen for the buzz of a potential mate. He responds only to the humming frequency given by a female of the same species and will fly in the direction of the sound to mate with her. Male mosquitoes do not bite, but feed on plant juices and flower nectar. Only female mosquitoes bite animals and require a blood meal.