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The female mosquito is not considered a parasite, although it needs our blood for reproduction. Can you explain why?

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Female mosquitoes need our blood as they acquire proteins to develop their eggs.

Parasites are organisms that derive nutrition from their host for their survival and growth by harming the host.

The mosquito feeds on human blood for reproduction and not for its survival, therefore, it is not considered as a parasite.

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