Mosquitos remember odours and swats to select their hosts. Image: Pixabay
Mosquitos can remember you

A new study performed at Virginia Tech revealed that mosquitos remember smells from humans. They also remember if they have had a bad experience, like somebody trying to hit them, link this to the odour they perceived, and so select their preferred victims. Learning is mediated by dopamine in the mosquito’s brain. These findings might contribute to designing new strategies to control mosquito populations.

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