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  1. Aug 17, 2004 #1
    Need help plz

    Does anyone know why a mosquito can see in the dark?
    (stupid physics teacher gave me this topic to research on)
    plz help
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  3. Aug 17, 2004 #2


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    I do know bees and some species of shrimp see in ultraviolite light, its called "bee's purple," and some snakes see heat too. Try posting this again in the biology forum. It might help. :wink:
  4. Aug 17, 2004 #3


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    Ohhhhh, I think I know what you're talking about.

    Mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide, exhaled by most animals with blood. So, they know where someone is in a dark room because they can sense the varying degrees of the intensity of how much, carbon dioxide.

    Another example is the infamous, deadly South American Kissing Bug. The name comes from its how it feeds. It feeds at night, attracted to carbon dioxide, it sucks blood by an animal's cheeks and/or lips while it is sleeping.
  5. Aug 18, 2004 #4
    really? so then it has nofin to do with they eyes
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