Mosquitoes are Addicted to Sugar, not Blood

Sandra Allan, an entomologist at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, is featured in this video about things that "mosquitoes are addicted to." Surprisingly it’s not blood, but sugar.

All mosquitoes need sugar to survive. Female mosquitos do feed on blood, but both male and female mosquitos require sugar. In fact, a mosquito needs sugar more frequently than they need blood.

Watch the video below.