How much does a mosquito weigh?

Despite their tiny mass, female mosquitoes can drink blood in quantities greater than their own weight!

How much does a mosquito weigh?

The average adult mosquito weighs about 2-2.5 mg (milligrams).

Mosquitoes have existed on Earth for over 190 million years. They are insects that have caused the spread of many dangerous diseases such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever. Measuring the weight of a creature as small as a mosquito requires highly accurate equipment. However, understanding their mass, especially when accounting for the amount of blood they consume, can help researchers study their behaviour, ability to transmit diseases and develop strategies to control them.

Last Updated on 26.10.2023

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