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painting of a mosquito

Gwenn Seemel
He hunts for flowers (Dengue mosquito)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

And boys can be vegetarians while girls eat from other animals.

Not all species of mosquitoes suck blood.  Among those that do, including the dengue mosquito, only the female feeds off other animals, since she requires a blood meal in order to produce eggs.  The male eats flower nectar.

To learn more about the making of this painting, watch this vlog.