How many teeth does mosquito have?

mosquito - precise mosquito
India
February 24, 2008 10:42am CST
Hi friends, Can you count teeth of mosquito,s, how many teeth does a mosquito has ?
9 responses
@manya_pearl (1903)
• Singapore
25 Feb 08
Hehe... mosquito doesn't have teeth. How could you will count em? :))))
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• India
25 Feb 08
Than how they bite?
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
24 Feb 08
i didn't know mosquitos had teeth...but apparently they have 4 sets of teeth... here is an informative usa today article i found on the subject of mosquito teeth http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/aprilholladay/2005-09-08-mosquitos-stars_x.htm yuck! i really hate mosquitos...seeing them up close like that is not much better!
@stvasile (7316)
• Romania
24 Feb 08
Insects have no teeth. Teeth appear only in the vertebrates, and not even all vertebrates have teeth. Birds or Turtles, and even an order of mammals, the Edentata, have no (or only vestigial, for some edentate) teeth.
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• India
24 Feb 08
Thanks stvasile, for your kind response.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
24 Feb 08
Haha I really did not know mosquitos had teeth....I really do not think they do...I sure hate mosquitos but they seem to love me..At certain times of the year it is hard to even walk outside without getting bit a bunch of times...
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• India
24 Feb 08
Hi silkcut, when they come next time to you , just ask them or count their teeths. Thanks for your response.
@megumiart (3780)
• United States
24 Feb 08
I don't think mosquitos, or any insects have teeth.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
24 Feb 08
I venture to guess that they have no teeth at all. the tube they insert into your flesh that acts like a hypodermic needle provides for acquiring their nutrition which of course is blood and liquid that requires no chewing or tearing whatsoever.
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@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
2 Mar 08
LOL! I didn't know that they even have any tooth. I thought they feed through that long straw like thing that is attached to its mouth. Therefore, they do not actually bite but they actually inject you when they are feeding. That's what I thought and since biology is not one of my favorite subjects, I really have no idea....
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
25 Feb 08
That was amazing. i study insects and I didn't really think mosquitos have teeth. but guess in away they do. Thanks for making us worklol
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
24 Feb 08
Good one! Vera posted the best answer first, but I can chime in to say thanks for a thought-provoking question.