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Which Mosquitoes Bite Humans?

Mosquito Repellent

The primary mosquito species that bite humans are as follows:

Culex Mosquitoes (also known as House Mosquitoes):

These are common in environments where humans live.
They are active at night but also during dusk and dawn.
They can transmit diseases such as Japanese Encephalitis and Filariasis.


Anopheles Mosquitoes (also known as Malaria Mosquitoes):

Known as Malaria mosquitoes, they are the main vectors for Malaria.
They are usually active at night, particularly during dusk and dawn.
Female Anopheles mosquitoes transmit Plasmodium parasites when they bite, causing Malaria.


Aedes Mosquitoes (commonly known as Togavirus Mosquitoes):

Also known as Togavirus mosquitoes, they are smaller in size and fast-flying.
They are active during the day, especially in the morning and evening.
They can transmit diseases such as Dengue Fever, Zika Virus, Yellow Fever, and Chikungunya.
They prefer to breed in stagnant water, such as in flower pots, tires, and other containers.


These mosquito species are closely related to human health. Female mosquitoes typically bite and feed on blood as they need it for egg production. Male mosquitoes, on the other hand, feed on plant juices. Understanding these characteristics helps us better prevent and control the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.