3.500 different mosquito species
There are around 3.500 different mosquito species worldwide with about 100 in Europe and 170 in North America.
Different species may have completely distinct ways of life. Certain species appear in relatively low densities, while others merge in masses such as floods water mosquitoes.
There are also differences with respect to diet: Some species have specialized in specific hosts, and others bite anything they encounter. These different forms of behavior have an important influence on the role that mosquitoes play as disease vectors.
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