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A new study in the Journal of Medical Entomology, dispels a common misconception that male mosquitoes avoid people. To test if male mosquitoes from the species Aedes aegypti seek out people, researchers released mosquitoes into a large arena (shown here), the size of a suburban yard, and had willing subjects sit in a chair as bait. Cameras facing the subjects filmed mosquitoes as they flew nearby. The results confirmed that male mosquitoes are indeed attracted to people. (Photo by Brogan Amos, Ph.D.)

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