Friday, February 2, 2007

Mosquito?


Is this a mosquito? Can't see its proboscis leh... The reason I asked is also it doesn't behave like a typical mosquito and it just quietly sit there posing for me to get some shots.

Think I have reach some limit to maintaining regular posts on my blog that I decided to take this insect on my bedroom floor. Mmm...Pity it died soon after. Cos my hand fell on it. Opps...

Learnt something new while googling for mosquitoes. The swelling of mosquito bite is actually caused by the allergic reaction towards its anti-coagulant. It is secreted to prevent blood clotting before finishing its meal. The proboscis is also highly serrated (saw-like), so that there are minimal contact points with the skin to reduce nervous stimulation.

Oya, love nature, just not mosquito! =X

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

doesnt look like a mosquito to me, but it does look like something good to land your hand on.

fiona

Hai~Ren said...

Hmm... maybe it's one of those midges, I think in some species the adults don't feed at all.

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