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How could mosquitoes be biting under my socks?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
She has her ways !!: The female mosquitoes suck blood – the males do not. Thus the female's mouth is more specialized with a proboscis that touches our skin almost as soon as she lands. Her sharp mandibles & multiply bladed maxillae pierce the skin as she moves her head back and forth.

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