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Why do mosquitoes bite your ankles?

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Female mosquitos feed on blood and will feed on any area of exposed skin, the ankles are close to where they may be nesting; in the moist grass and if the ankles are exposed they will feed.

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Mosquitos have learned that swatting means danger, and possible death, so they tend to bite open skin where they are less likely to be noticed.

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