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Mosquito breed more resistant and adaptable

A new species of mosquito has been discovered in Australia that can live and breed in underwater environments such as sewage pipes, and can lay eggs without a prior blood-meal.

The mosquitos are thought to be the only Australian species that will refuse a blood-meal if they are yet to lay their eggs.

The discovery is said to be important for designing subterranean water storage systems in cities, to ensure limited access for mosquito populations.

Read more at University of Sydney

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