Mosquito Senses

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How sensitive are mosquito senses?

Mosquito Senses

Mosquitoes have extremely poor eyesight. Their compound eyes are in a spherical arrangement and the eyes are separated by blind spots. At 30 feet they have difficulty distinguishing people from other objects of similar size and shape (tree stumps, large containers, etc.). When they get within 10 feet, however, they can sense body heat, at which point they can locate their victim.

   

Comments

2/6/2007 5:09:48 AM
debz said:

u jst have a short information. . . but its gooud. . .


9/9/2007 9:56:07 AM
MIke said:

So basically, if you can lower your internal temperature to match the outside environment, mosquitoes won't be able to detect you! /non-serious post.

Mosquitoes are also attracted to carbon dioxide.




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