Saturday 30 March 2024

A Female only Needs to Mate once in Life - Nature 130

The Spring season means mosquitos season in our southern state, Louisian. Higher temperatures make them so active. 


Image 01 - A mosquito (credit to Google). 

We are struggling to mow the lawn, and it seems our neighbors are having the same trouble. 

It is because we are breathing and swallowing these small critters at our backyard or outdoors. 

When open the front door, the mosquitoes attack our eyes and about 5 to 10 of them comes into house.

The fact makes me surprising that female mosquitoes store sperm from a single mating and use it to fertilize eggs throughout their lifespan.


Image 02 - Blooming at neighborhood

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Image 03 - Multiple flowers, blooming.

A female mosquito can lay between 50 and 500 eggs in her first batch. While subsequent batches may have fewer eggs, a single female can produce up to 10 batches throughout her life. Her lifespan can reach up to 5 months.


Image 04 - Our neighborhood's corner.

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19 comments:

  1. Flies and mosquito are two really annoying things.

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  2. Japanese B encephalitis is now endemic to my state in Australia too

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  3. Beautiful flowers !
    No mosquitos here for now....In Summer, it's an other story ;)
    Have a nice week !
    Anna

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  4. Lindas flores! Quando começar o calor, são de facto bastante incómodos os mosquitos.
    Boa semana, estimada amiga.
    Beijinhos.

    Mário Margaride

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  5. Wow, I didn't know that about mosquitos, however your images are beautiful!

    xoxo, Midori

    https://www.midorilinea.com/blogs/midori-linea/my-daughters-turns-one-photoshoot

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  6. Flies are attracted to the carbon dioxide in our breath, or that of any other animal. A few drops of lemon oil on the back of the neck and chest could help.

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    1. I see.....

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  7. I am not looking forward to the mosquitoes.

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  8. Mosquitoes are pretty annoying.

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  9. Pure da noi ci sono tante zanzare!

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  11. Oh, I don't want to think about them yet, but I know they are coming.

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  12. It has been too cold for them here....but they will arrive soon.

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  13. As pessoas precisam ser mais responsáveis e conscientes. Grande abraço.

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  14. Haven't bothered with them at all for several years because I put a lemon plants everywhere . Once wrote about it on 1 of my 2 websites. Here this link: which you may also delete if you don't want this on your blog. Pretty sure if you buy this somewhere and put it everywhere you won't be bothered by mosquitoes. https://catherinetine.blogspot.com/2021/08/citroengeranium-de-plant-om-muggen-weg.html

    In fact, lemon is known for its mosquito repellent gift, so whether you choose lemon balm, a lemon geranium or lemongrass, the effect remains the same. Mosquitoes prefer to stay far away and you have the fresh scent around you protecting you from these stinging critters. Also wrote a funny poem once and it is this one: https://tinedejong.blogspot.com/2017/06/Zomerkriebels-van-muggen.html

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