Do mosquitoes prefer black?

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In my house, I have noticed that substantially more mosquitoes are found on or near black coloured objects(like bags, clothes, hair etc) when compared to objects of other colors.
Has anyone else noticed such a thing?
I think that this is because black absorbs and radiates more heat and the mosquitoes tend to gather around for the heat.

A google search gives me this link
 
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Are you more likely to notice a tiny object in front of a dark background, or a light-colored background? That could be a large "factor".
 
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siddharth said:
In my house, I have noticed that substantially more mosquitoes are found on or near black coloured objects(like bags, clothes, hair etc) when compared to objects of other colors.
Has anyone else noticed such a thing?
I think that this is because black absorbs and radiates more heat and the mosquitoes tend to gather around for the heat.

A google search gives me this link
True, mosquitos like dark areas but in a bush or in stinky muds, I am afraid they don't.
 

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