Mosquitoes bite in humid heat at dawn, dusk
The Mosquito Book: An Entertaining, Fact-filled Look at the Dreaded Pesky Bloodsuckers by Brett Ortler appears in 2014 as a worthy successor to the same author’s The Fireflies Book: Fun Facts About the Fireflies You Loved as a Kid. The two books belong on the list of field guides and nature-themed books released by Adventure Publications, Inc., of which the naturalist in question is editor. They complement each other in providing culturally enriching and educationally entertaining images and information about the night-time world’s insect extremes:
• the super-beloved lightning bugs; and
• the ultra-dreaded blood-meal bugs.
They deliver to readers charmingly practical images and information in regard to fireflies and defensively useful prescriptions and proscriptions in terms of mosquitoes.
image: While gorging on blood meal from human host, female Anopheles stephensi expels droplet of blood to make room in abdomen for more ~ Jim Gathany, Public Domain, via Centers for Disease Control and Prevention @ http://phil.cdc.gov/phil/details.asp?pid=5814