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What do male mosquitoes eat?

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Male and female mosquitoes eat plant nectar and honeydew, which is a sticky fluid produced by aphids, to get enough nourishment to live. Only the female needs to eat blood to produce eggs.

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Although each species of mosquito has its own preference, they eat a variety of plants. The male and female Aedes mosquito enjoys dining on Canada plum, pin cherry and other woodland plants. Arctic mosquitoes prefer the nectar of a small, white arctic flower called Dryas integrifolia. Both male and female mosquito larvae live in water and eat microscopic particles floating in the water. They have brush-like structures around their mouths that help filter the particles out of the water.

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