Mosquitoes: Tiny Insect Troublemakers (Google eBook)

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Lerner Publications, Jan 1, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Look out for these public enemies—mosquitoes—as they are after blood! Mosquito females need a meal of blood before they can lay their eggs. They target humans and animals and zoom in for a feast. But these insects may do more harm than causing itchy welts. Mosquitoes can also pass along a number of serious and deadly diseases to those they bite. Humans have developed a number of ways to get rid of mosquitoes, from spreading chemicals to putting mosquito larvae-eating fish in ponds. Yet mosquitoes are also a food source for many animals. Without these pests, birds, bats, and other animals in the food chain might be affected. In this exciting book, you can learn what makes mosquitoes similar to and different from other insects. Close-up photographs and diagrams reveal extraordinary details about mosquitoes’ bodies, both inside and out. And you can perform activities that help you understand how mosquitoes feed and what you can do to keep them away. Learn more about this exciting member of nature’s fascinating Insect World!
  

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Contents

Insect World
4
Outside and Inside
6
Becoming an Adult
10
First Bite
12
Larvae and Pupae
22
Mosquitoes and Disease
26
Fighting the Public Enemy
34
Mosquitoes and Other Insect Troublemakers
40
Glossary
42
Digging Deeper
45
Mosquito Activities
46
IndexPhoto Acknowledgments
48
Back Flap
49
Back Cover
50
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Sandra Markle has written more than seventy nonfiction books about science for children. She has won more than thirty awards for her work. In addition to her books, Ms. Markle has developed science specials for television as well as Internet-based educational programs. She lives in New Zealand.

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