Question: What type of insects eat mosquitoes?

The term is loosely applied to three types of flying insects: dragonflies, crane flies and damselflies. As mentioned above, dragonflies are notorious mosquito predators. Crane flies sometimes feed on mosquito larvae, but many of these mosquito look-alikes don’t live long enough to feed on anything.

What is the natural enemy of the mosquito?

Mosquitoes have many natural predators; purple martins, bats, mosquito fish, dragonflies and others. Unfortunately, most of these predators are not terribly effective, except around permanent bodies of water.

Do mosquitoes have a purpose?

While they can seem pointless and purely irritating to us humans, mosquitoes do play a substantial role in the ecosystem. Mosquitoes form an important source of biomass in the food chain—serving as food for fish as larvae and for birds, bats and frogs as adult flies—and some species are important pollinators.

How can I control mosquitoes naturally?

Here are 6 simple ways to naturally repel mosquitoes.

  1. Remove Excess Vegetation. …
  2. Stock Ponds or Marshes. …
  3. Reduce Standing Water. …
  4. Attract Mosquito Eating Animals. …
  5. Plant Mosquito Repellent Plants. …
  6. Watch What You Wear. …
  7. Choose a Safer Spray for Extra Control.

What if mosquitoes went extinct?

Mass mosquito extinction would eliminate about 3,500 species, creating a distinct absence from the environment and a lack of food for migratory birds. If mosquitoes were eliminated, the number of birds could drop by more than half.

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