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Mosquitoes fly to mate, find blood sources, escape predators, lay eggs, and to find resting places. The frequency of the mosquito wing beat ranges from 300-600 beats per second.

Males and females of the same species recognize each other by listening to wing beat frequency.

Flight activity is reduced at temperatures around 60 degrees F, and mosquitoes are inactive at 50 degrees or lower.

How far a mosquito flies from the aquatic habitats varies with species. Some go only 500 feet from where they emerge; some move dozens of miles from the larval habitat.

Mosquitoes wings are covered with scales and hairs.