According to Mosquito World, a female mosquito continues biting and sucking blood until her abdomen is full. She rests for two to three days, lays her eggs and returns to biting.
The New York Times explains that people often suffer multiple mosquito bites from a single mosquito due to a variety of factors. Certain blood types coagulate faster than others, forcing the mosquito to bite several times in order to reach her fill. Also, mosquitoes do not always strike blood with every bite. Just like a phlebotomist looking for a vein to draw blood from, a mosquito often has to pierce the skin more than once to get a drink.Learn More
When bitten by a mosquito, a person can expect to experience a red, raised bump that itches; these mosquito bites generally last only 24 hours, but can last longer according to WebMD. Those with allergies may have a prolonged healing time.Full Answer >
Mosquitoes do not normally die after sucking a host's blood, as the blood is used for egg production. Biochemists at the University of Arizona discovered that it is possible to stop the digestion of blood, causing the mosquito to die after two days and preventing the spread of disease.Full Answer >
The world's biggest mosquito is the Toxorhynchites speciosus, which can grow to 1.5 inches in length. This mosquito belongs to the Toxorhynchites genus, commonly referred to as the "elephant mosquito."Full Answer >
Most mosquitoes live two to three weeks, but some species can live up to six months. Mosquitoes can live longer in warm and humid environments.Full Answer >