Mosquito vs. Fleabite



A small flying insect of the family Culicidae, the females of which bite humans and animals and suck blood, leaving an itching bump on the skin, and sometimes carrying diseases like malaria and yellow fever.


The bite of a flea, or the mark caused by such a bite.


To fly close to the ground, seemingly without a course.


Something which causes only trifling irritation; a minor inconvenience.


Any one of various species of gnats of the genus Culex and allied genera. The females have a proboscis containing, within the sheathlike labium, six fine, sharp, needlelike organs with which they puncture the skin of man and animals to suck the blood. These bites, when numerous, cause, in many persons, considerable irritation and swelling, with some pain. The larvæ and pupæ, called wigglers, are aquatic.


two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals



Mosquitoes are members of a group of about 3,500 species of small flies within the family Culicidae (from the Latin culex meaning ). The word (formed by mosca and diminutive -ito) is Spanish for .

‘gnat’; ‘mosquito’; ‘little fly’;

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