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How does a mosquito bite?


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A mosquito bites by using the sharp tip of his straw-like mouth to pierce the skin and draw the blood.

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A mosquito uses the sharp tip of its straw-like mouth (proboscis) to pierce a person's skin. It locates the blood vessel and draws blood up through its mouth. As it does this, it injects saliva that contains an anticoagulant.

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