May 22, 2000

Post #1126 – 20000522

dear daniel, Could you please tell me the average life span of a mesquito?

thank you deidra

Daniel replies:

4.5 years. Most live a very much shorter time, but the average is extended by relatively rare inviduals, like Old Ned, a Jersey City mosquito who lived to be 113 years old. I met Old Ned, and found him to be as sharp as a mosquito half his age.