ARE MOSQUITOES SANGUIVORES OR ECTOPARASITES?

September 8, 2006 8:14am CST
moosquitoes are classified as parasites under the heterotrophic mode of nutrition ....while leeches are classifies as sanguivores(blood sucking) under the holozoic mode of nutrition...? why aren't mosquitoes sanguivores as well?
3 responses
@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
11 Dec 06
Nasty Mozzie! - Diagram of a mosquitoe, showing in detail its body parts
Female mosquitoes drink blood and the nectar of plants; the males only sip plant nectar. When a female bites, she also injects an anticoagulant (anti-clotting chemical) into the prey to keep the victim's blood flowing. She finds her victims by sight and smell, and also by detecting their warmth. Not all mosquito species bite humans. Perhaps this is why mosquitoes aren't sanuivores - they aren't limited to blood.
• India
11 Dec 06
in my opinion mosquitoes are ECTOPARASITES .
@krishna183 (2286)
• India
8 Sep 06
oh my god .. we really need to be einstein to understand ur question on mosquitoes haha