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The mosquito is the worlds most dangerous insect.  Luckily, none of Alaska’s three dozen species or so is known to transmit disease.  Though not deadly in the far north, they are none the less very troublesome. Here are a few other facts about Alaska’s mosquitoes.  Only females bite.  Some species prey on cold-blooded wood frogs.  Some species live around 8 weeks as adults.   The snow mosquito over winter as adults and may live a year.  Populations can move 25-50 miles.  Larva and pupae live in water. Continue reading