How Many Teeth Does a Mosquito Have?


A mosquito has 47 teeth.The proboscis on a mosquito is actually a complicated structure, which has six main parts, 4 areas of sharp, flexible cutting instruments (teeth), and two tubes; one which draws blood from the host and the other other which delivers an anti-clotting enzyme to the wound.
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Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Diptera
Mosquitoes are holometabolous insects and therefore grow through an egg, larva, pupa to adult stage. The larvae and pupae are aquatic, the adults are free flying. At 80° F the larva goes through four larval instars in about 4 days... More »
Four sets. Mosquitos have four knife-like tools of serrated teeth that surround a pair of fine tubes -- one for dripping a pain suppressor and one for sucking blood.
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