how many teeth does a mosquito have?



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    Mosquitoes do not actually have any teeth. Instead they have something called a proboscis, which is a long tubular appendix as part of their mouth. These proboscis contain two tubes so the female mosquito can inject saliva into the perforated skin as well as draw blood from it. The purpose for sucking human and other animal’s blood is to give the female mosquito’s eggs adequate protein to be able to reproduce. Mosquitoes also use their proboscis to feed on nectars and sugars as their primary diet.

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    Mosquitos have four sets of serrated “teeth” on their proboscis. They surround two tubes: one numbs the skin and the other draws blood. 

    The picture shows two sets of teeth by its mouth. 


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