Meet the Mosquito With a Big Appetite—for Other Mosquitoes

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The mosquito species Toxorhynchites rutilus is harmless to humans but is a voracious predator of other mosquitoes. Researchers in Houston, Texas, are hoping the “mosquito assassin” could be put into action as a tool for controlling mosquitoes that carry human pathogens—if they can find an efficient way to raise the predator…

Source: Entomology Today

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