True Facts: The Mosquito

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Research Articles:
Aldersley, A., Cator, L.J. Female resistance and harmonic convergence influence male mating success in Aedes aegypti. Sci Rep 9, 2145 (2019).

Bomphrey, R., Nakata, T., Phillips, N. et al. Smart wing rotation and trailing-edge vortices enable high frequency mosquito flight. Nature 544, 92-95 (2017).

Cator LJ, Arthur BJ, Harrington LC, Hoy RR. Harmonic convergence in the love songs of the dengue vector mosquito. Science. 2009 Feb 20;323(5917):1077-9. doi: 10.1126/science.1166541. Epub 2009 Jan 8. PMID: 19131593; PMCID: PMC2847473.

Cator LJ, Harrington LC. The Harmonic Convergence of Fathers Predicts the Mating Success of Sons in Aedes aegypti. Anim Behav. 2011;82(4):627-633. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.07.013

Choo YM, Buss GK, Tan K, Leal WS. Multitasking roles of mosquito labrum in oviposition and blood feeding. Front Physiol. 2015;6:306. Published 2015 Oct 29. doi:10.3389/fphys.2015.00306

Choumet V, Attout T, Chartier L, Khun H, Sautereau J, Robbe-Vincent A, Brey P, Huerre M, Bain O. Visualizing non infectious and infectious Anopheles gambiae blood feedings in naive and saliva-immunized mice. PLoS One. 2012;7(12):e50464. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050464. Epub 2012 Dec 13. PMID: 23272060; PMCID: PMC3521732.

Jones, J., Murray, G.P.D. & McCall, P.J. A minimal 3D model of mosquito flight behaviour around the human baited bed net. Malar J 20, 24 (2021).

Kikuchi, K., Stremler, M.A., Chatterjee, S. et al. Burst mode pumping: A new mechanism of drinking in mosquitoes. Sci Rep 8, 4885 (2018).

League GP, Harrington LC, Pitcher SA, Geyer JK, Baxter LL, Montijo J, Rowland JG, Johnson LM, Murdock CC, Cator LJ. Sexual selection theory meets disease vector control: Testing harmonic convergence as a "good genes" signal in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 Jul 2;15(7):e0009540. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009540. PMID: 34214096; PMCID: PMC8282061.

Ma Y, Xu J, Yang Z, Wang X, Lin Z, Zhao W, Wang Y, Li X, Shi H. A video clip of the biting midge Culicoides anophelis ingesting blood from an engorged Anopheles mosquito in Hainan, China. Parasit Vectors. 2013 Nov 13;6(1):326. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-326. PMID: 24499575; PMCID: PMC3833289.

Matthews BJ, Younger MA, Vosshall LB. The ion channel ppk301 controls freshwater egg-laying in the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Elife. 2019 May 21;8:e43963. doi: 10.7554/eLife.43963. PMID: 31112133; PMCID: PMC6597239.

Nakata, Toshiyuki & Phillips, Nathan & Simoes, Patricio & Russell, Ian & Cheney, Jorn & Walker, Simon & Bomphrey, Richard. (2020). Aerodynamic imaging by mosquitoes inspires a surface detector for autonomous flying vehicles. Science. 368. 10.1126/science.aaz9634.

Reeves, L.E., Holderman, C.J., Blosser, E.M. et al. Identification of Uranotaenia sapphirina as a specialist of annelids broadens known mosquito host use patterns. Commun Biol 1, 92 (2018).

Smith, N.M., Balsalobre, J.B., Doshi, M. et al. Landing mosquitoes bounce when engaging a substrate. Sci Rep 10, 15744 (2020).

Trisnadi, N., Barillas-Mury, C. Live In Vivo Imaging of Plasmodium Invasion of the Mosquito Midgut. DOI:

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    • I know how to think Thank you

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    • @Prince Rex WOW! Who knew?!?

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    • The thing you didnt want to look up is called a toe biter. They are nasty fucking animals and they will wreck your shit. AND they can fly.

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    • @Maria Lindell Whoa! Awesome!

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  • What's the name of the classical song in the background

    AsherAsher6 daqiqa oldin
  • When I was house shopping years ago, I saw a handful of Guppies swimming in the pool. My real estate agent told me the health dept. put the fish there for mosquito control.

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  • "And that's the thing about kinder garden, there is always a bitter" Bruh this made me bust out laughing like an idiot at work and everyone around me started staring XDXDXDXD sorry, not sorry. The whole video is 100% fucking gold!

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  • The only living thing that i would want to genocide. Mosquitoes should not exist.

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  • 0:25 oh god that is freakish

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  • The other day I was in traffic and I noticed someone's bumper sticker said, "I'd rather be growing talking trees." And I just thought, if any other living thing on this planet could communicate with us humans, I doubt they would have anything very nice to say. Dogs might be the only creatures that's half on our side.

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  • I didn't think this episode could get any better, and then the song started.... Best end to a day!

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  • Only 3 minutes in and already loving it man. Killer job

    Dude NotPerfectDude NotPerfect12 soat oldin
  • I used to think mosquitoes had no ecological purpose and were just parasitic nuisances. Later, I learned they were necessary food for bats and such. And today, I learned they're pollinators. Sigh, I must begrudgingly admit they're good for something.

    Brandon SteeleBrandon Steele15 soat oldin
  • I may hate mosquitoes but watching those babies squiggle around is very entertaining.

    Teejay KayeTeejay Kaye16 soat oldin
  • Whenever he says "let's back up a bit", you know it's gon be good! 😌

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  • Lol Hello

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  • How's the collab with McBess going? x )

    Lydie LhoteLydie Lhote20 soat oldin
  • yo the larva of the flychampaurus looks like a goblin shark except transparent and doesn't have fins

    Hachim KachmouhHachim Kachmouh21 soat oldin
  • I watched this video 3 times and still laugh xD just love this video. That's what UZgreen is for. Thanks you

    Minna SchmidtMinna Schmidt21 soat oldin
  • Hilarious

    MilesStereoMilesStereo22 soat oldin
  • mosquitos pollinate okay okay...but do they have to make me itch?? evolve a nicer saliva nerve number you little assholes

    BicthBicth23 soat oldin
  • I had dengue from an Aedes mosquito bite last year as I was walking home. It was awful because the doctors told me I was losing a lot of blood due to internal bleeding and so I was hospitalized for a week. I developed weird marks on my body and I felt incredibly weak that it became difficult for me to even walk. I lost my appetite and began losing weight and because of covid, I was alone for that whole week. Nobody could visit me. It was just absolutely terrifying but I'm glad I made it out alive.

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  • fu*ken species metal af its first time i heard mosquitoe being bitten by a mosquitoe

    tossan cuyotatossan cuyotaKun oldin
  • I have a great critter to do, many jokes to b made. Whiptail lizards. All female species 😉😁

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  • I can't stand your narration with its constant bent towards profanity every chance you get. And oh, today, you revealed you have tons of porn hidden on your computer, admitting you are a pervert. That was the point I turned you off and will never listen to you again.

    Mo JoMo JoKun oldin
  • Lesson of the day, "mosquitoes are kinky bastards." 😂

    Ryan RaiRyan RaiKun oldin
  • The amount of research and work you put into this is amazing

    GetShulkedGetShulkedKun oldin
  • Scaly-foot snail next? Pls

    Axl Kurt NavalAxl Kurt NavalKun oldin
  • *Mosquito behbehs*

    Dustin PlattDustin PlattKun oldin
  • 2:11 My moms firsts words when I was born and thrown into a Catholic Foster Home and beaten every day and made to pray to Jesus every 5 minutes, and then beaten and then pray for lunch, and then slapped for not praying while eating.

    Dustin PlattDustin PlattKun oldin
  • Oh, wow.. yeah, fascinating. Yup, I hate it. The blissful ignorance I had minutes ago will never be regained.

    Jason StreckerJason StreckerKun oldin
  • If we had educational videos like this whenever I was in school I mean I did enjoy learning so I would have been just even more enthusiastic but we would have a lot more scientists today than we do I mean don't get me wrong bill and I was great but this would have been much better than textbooks that give us bland facts without actually letting us see them and making us laugh to help us remember

    Dalton BrennanDalton BrennanKun oldin
  • "You end up with a sulky chicken" broke me XD

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  • Imagine sucking blood from a larger animal’s belly only to look down to your belly and find a smaller version of you sucking blood from your belly.

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  • i forgot this masterpiece was in yt

    AfroShogunAfroShogunKun oldin
  • Mfs get trapped in my leg hairs and I find them immediately

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  • that's the most disgusting thing i've ever watched

    Neha RamphulNeha Ramphul2 kun oldin
  • "True Facts: The Scorpion" wen?

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  • Normally, learning about an animal makes me like them more. Not this time.

    Ibeatganon4funIbeatganon4fun2 kun oldin
  • when no fucking female mosquitos we should have fucking lived

    Eugenia FabillarEugenia Fabillar2 kun oldin
  • Instructions unclear was I supposed to do this in public or at home

    Diego fonsecaDiego fonseca2 kun oldin
  • Plus they teach us stuff too 😊

    Amy JohnsonAmy Johnson2 kun oldin
  • I love all your videos they make me and my mom laugh our asses off 😂😆

    Amy JohnsonAmy Johnson2 kun oldin
  • How he prounces babies- is like baba es

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  • Why do they release genetically engineered mosquitos if there are natural mosquito predators that could be released instead?

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  • I 💕 your videos! I just found out about an insect I've seen, but didn't know what it was until about 3 minutes ago. I instantly thought of you. The Red Velvet Ant. Which is actually a parasitic wasp. How cool is that. It would make a pretty great video coming from your amazing perspective, I think. Just a thought.

    StEvEn101StEvEn1013 kun oldin
  • So basically, I have been a third wheel parent for many Mosquitos…. Great.🥴

    Devan GabrielsonDevan Gabrielson3 kun oldin
  • so mosquitos DO serve a purpose!!! they're worlds most irritating pollinator. my mind is blown

    jody diewaldjody diewald3 kun oldin
  • Doesthis man have a back story? He just popped up on youtube sound these facts but who is he, what does he do these ?

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  • Thank you once again!

    David ZellersDavid Zellers3 kun oldin
  • let your butt breach and spread em.

    Kevin CrowderKevin Crowder3 kun oldin
  • "And now its getting dicked by a skeeter"

    Mr. transposonMr. transposon3 kun oldin
  • what about teddy

    Jaydan MerreroJaydan Merrero3 kun oldin
  • I love this style of narration, it’s beautiful

    MoskeeteesMoskeetees3 kun oldin
  • I wanna thank you no matter what my day is like you always seem to make me laugh and smile thank you for what you're doing I really enjoy your videos keep up the good work and May God bless you

    Michael Thomas DixonMichael Thomas Dixon3 kun oldin
  • This is some alien shit

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  • Dude I SALUTE YOU for warning me about the goddamn holes, as soon as I saw it I turned away and skipped when you told me to ouff.

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  • The narration is on point here

    Alex HarshmanAlex Harshman3 kun oldin
  • The extensive research that goes into these amazingly funny and also accurate video's amazes me!

    Hessel HooijmaaijerHessel Hooijmaaijer4 kun oldin
  • I don't like it :(

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  • depressed ghost 😂

  • I love your channel

    Naomi BothwellNaomi Bothwell4 kun oldin
  • Quick question, why don’t you shout out the scientists involved in making these videos more? I love the videos and have watched them multiple times but am just now following the scientists because your outrows are so gosh darn entertaining. Anyway if you read this freaks hope you take this under consideration if you haven’t already and keep up the great work.

    Joe MccallJoe Mccall4 kun oldin
    • Haha sorry about the name mix up.

      Joe MccallJoe Mccall4 kun oldin
  • Thank you for the trypophobia trigger warning could’ve given it before the holes showed up ffs I’m gonna have a heart attack I think i’ll finish watching this video later

    Maxx MasonMaxx Mason4 kun oldin
  • gotta be One of the best episodes ever... thank you So Very Much

    Oh SorryOh Sorry4 kun oldin
  • I was reading an article just now and came across the words "grand babies" and in my head I read it as "grand behbies". You've ruined me, zefrank.

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  • Oh no I can’t look at shrimp the same way again

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  • Bug buzz on this

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  • I hate that I, with my phobia of needles, watched a video that showed a close up of how an insect with basically a needle mouth extracts blood from my body

    Parker CookParker Cook4 kun oldin
  • "Getting dicked by a skeeter"... really?! There has to be rules! You shouldn't be allowed to drop some hilarious shite like that without a warning first. I think I dislocated a rib!

    Charlie TCharlie T4 kun oldin
  • Make more. Sir, make more please. I'll be watching reruns. Moar please...

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  • This is one of the only channels that I watch that I'm laughing and learning at the same time. Thanks for the vids and keep em coming!

    Charn H.Charn H.4 kun oldin
  • As a resident of Maine, aka the great northern feeding ground for mosquitos, I have gained a whole new understanding of mosquitoes...still hate them, but have a little bit more respect for them

    MMshorty2011MMshorty20114 kun oldin
  • 15:40 that's where rice comes from bro. disgusting

    Grotten SkeksiGrotten Skeksi4 kun oldin
  • This one of my go to's for a good fucking laugh!.....and have some nature edumecation too v.v

    CuddlestheBearCuddlestheBear4 kun oldin
  • ..the scene of the behbehs coming out of the egg raft gave me full body chills. Thanks, I absolutely hated it.

    sasparillasasparilla4 kun oldin
  • Use the mosquito to destroy the mosquito....

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  • true facts of the penis snake

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  • If my biology teacher showed these i would actually learn stuff

    J KIDDJ KIDD4 kun oldin
  • That’s not a butthole, that’s pair of labia and a cervix

    Sheena MichelleSheena Michelle4 kun oldin
  • Zefrank1: "If you have that thing where your scared of holes and stuff then go to the kitchen" Me: "nahhh..." 00:30 Me "o.o umm...." 01:00 Me: "NOPE! AARGRRHHHHHH!!! NOPE NOPE NOPE!"

    Josiah GaliciaJosiah Galicia4 kun oldin
  • This man has more research and references on a humorous UZgreen video than I did on my Masters Thesis research paper....

    VikioVikio5 kun oldin
  • Mosqitoes riding worms... Dune vibes)

    smoati9apsmoati9ap5 kun oldin
  • beginning of this was just IRL spore

    DerSilberneKonigDerSilberneKonig5 kun oldin
  • I notice that you seem to be making these about animals a lot of people don't like. Spiders, bats. tics, and now mosquitoes. Learning about their life cycles and natural habits makes them a lot more endearing :)

    ChillavaChillava5 kun oldin
  • What's the name of the can opener larva?

    Jake NguyenJake Nguyen5 kun oldin
  • Ok so theoretically speaking, does wearing a mask make us harder for mosquitoes to find???

    Lexi AdamsLexi Adams5 kun oldin
  • "The whining sound of the female's wings." Well played.

    Crispy JohnsonCrispy Johnson5 kun oldin
  • 14:13 lol XD

    Deathfang The Gothic GamerDeathfang The Gothic Gamer5 kun oldin
  • Who’s Dale, Frank what’s going on

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  • i can't finish it

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  • Another gem!

    L. FaradayL. Faraday5 kun oldin
  • Bbbbebess

    vladTakinvladTakin5 kun oldin
  • cool now make an episode of how to exterminate the ones that bite me

    BubbaspiffBubbaspiff5 kun oldin
  • I'm dying laughing. Thank you for the great laugh and all the interesting information regarding those awful little f'ers!

    Deanna ShantiDeanna Shanti5 kun oldin
  • Omg! "Dicked by a skeeter" got me! Totally sounds like something my granddad would have said. 🤣

    Furrilicious101Furrilicious1015 kun oldin
  • I don’t want that in my search history mixed with the porn 🤣

    JakecaseyyJakecaseyy6 kun oldin
  • Hmmmm try to talk about the echidna 1 interesting mammal 2 ridiculous name 3 weird penis fact 4 and sonic the hedgehog jokes

    Ante KapovicAnte Kapovic6 kun oldin
  • Thank you for addressing the "what are mosquitos good for" question. All too often, we view the lens of the natural world through an anthropomorphic lens, with humans at the centre.

    tichu7tichu76 kun oldin
  • Plzzz dont disappear for another 3 months😫love your narrating

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