Mosquito and Fly

shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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What's the difference between a fly & a mosquito technically ?
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A fly is an insect that lays eggs in meat which then turn into maggots and then as an adult fly away to eat and make more. Flys eat almost any food and to do it they vomit over the food item and suck up the remains. Flys have a compact and fairly heavy oval body that is sometimes covered with a coarse fur.
Mosquitos have very thin bodies, longer legs and longer thinner wings. The females have a long proboscis (nose) hose that they insert into skin to suck up blood which is used to nurish their eggs. They lay eggs on top of still water in little bubbles. The eggs hatch and the little mosquitos swim around in the water and the adults take flight to do the cycle all over again.
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The word "fly", such as butterflies, are not related to the "fly" zoological order (Diptera).

The word "fly" has a non-technical meaning and a zoological meaning.

What we name fly in common usage is any of the insects of the family Muscidae.

Mosquitoes are common flying insects in the family Culicidae.

In the scientific sense, flies are all insects of the order Diptera, which contains among others, the families Muscidae and Culicidae.
xpi0t0s's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2004
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A mosquito can find its way through the open half of a half open window.
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hey, where's Edit Post gone?

Edit to the above: Navigation. A mos...etc.
xpi0t0s's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2004
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Also mosquitos aren't stupid enough to lay eggs inside a warm monitor so that the babies can crawl all over the inside of it, driving the user (a) bananas and (b) to try something daft like squashing it so that its little corpse can remain in the middle of the screen for all eternity or until you dismantle or replace the monitor.
SaswatPadhi's Avatar, Join Date: May 2009
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A mosquito can fly.
But fly can't mosquito !

Simple as that, is it ??
SaswatPadhi's Avatar, Join Date: May 2009
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A similar one :

A fly can fly.
But mosquito can't mosquito !
nimesh's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2009
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fly is an indirect infector without pain
mosquito is a direct infector with pain

nice and funny answers from all
coderzone's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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There should be something technical about it. May be the Saswat's one