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Subject: What positive benefit and purpose do mosquitos provide?

Date: Thu Aug 31 02:06:24 2000
Posted by David Galle
Grade level: 4-6 School: Freshwater School
City: Freshwater State/Province: CA Country: USA
Area of science: General Biology
ID: 967701984.Gb

I recently spent 2 weeks in Central America.  I was bitten by mosquitos at 
least two hundred times.  It seems everyone (including me) complains about 
getting bit.  But, there must be some positive benefit that mosquitoes 
provide.  I couldn't find any positive benefits mentioned in your 
archives.  The only one I can think of is that they provide food for 
certain animals and other insects.  Are there any other positive benefits 
of mosquitoes?  Everything has a purpose.  What is the purpose of 

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