|Size||Available in rain|
|Time of year||Time of day|
|June to September||5pm to 4am|
|Scientific name||Aedes albopictus|
|Appearances||AC, AFe+, WW, CF, NL|
|Rarity||Fairly Common (★★)|
|Regional names|| Moustique |
- "I caught a mosquito! Why you be hatin', mosquito?!" —New Leaf
Mosquitoes home in after the player slowly once they are in range. When they are near the player they then circle three times before biting, but this count can be reset by moving a few steps away. Circles around the player while in menus, when talking, sitting on a bench or using an item still count, and though the mosquito cannot interrupt these actions it will immediately bite after these actions are completed. The exception is when fishing, when the mosquito bite will interrupt that action and force the player to pull the line out.
Donating to the museum
As with all bugs and fish in Animal Crossing series, the mosquito can be donated to the Museum by talking to Blathers, the curator. Upon donation, he will tell the player a little bit about the donation. Below is what he says in each game:
In Animal Crossing"I'm rather impressed that you managed both to capture and transport a mosquito here without squashing it. I might have squashed it just on general principles, wot! So, <player>, how's your mosquito knowledge? Were you, for example, aware that male mosquitoes can't suck blood? No, they survive by drinking plant nectar. Evidently, the female is the vampiric one, and she only ingests blood for the protein she needs to lay eggs. I couldn't care a fig, myself. All I know is the itching that occurs after one is bitten is quire disturbing. Not only that, but mosquitoes are notorious carriers of all sorts of disease, you know! Dirty, filthy little buggers!"
In Wild World
Despite his objection with the bug, Blathers will still give you a little info on it:
"I don't begrudge mosquitoes the blood, for all creatures must survive, eh wot? But why, oh WHY must their little nibbles itch so much? They're maddening! Hoo... Then again, who am I to question the infinite web of nature, wot wot?"
The mosquito can be found flying around the first room after donation, following the Player. The mosquito can bite the player if it stands around for too long.
In City Folk
Blathers says this when you donate one:
"...Hoo, yes, are you aware that mosquitoes serve as a vital source of information for the academic world? Indeed, many germs live inside of mosquitoes and use them to travel across the entire globe. By understanding the living hosts to these germs, scientists may develop new treatments, eh wot?"
In the museum, the mosquito can be found flying near the lone palm tree in the middle terrace of the bug exhibit. It bites the Player when they stand around for too long.
In New Leaf
After donating a mosquito, the museum sign reads:
"Mosquitoes can easily be found flying around on warm summer nights looking for targets. Only the females feed on blood, and when they do so, they also inject saliva. The saliva is actually what causes the annoying itchy feeling, rather than the bite itself. Mosquitoes detect body heat, sweat, and carbon dioxide, so they are drawn to exercising humans."
As in the previous games, the mosquito will chase the player around its room of the bug exhibit, and will bite any player who tarries about for too long. If you are sitting on a bench and a mosquito comes and bites you, you stand up on the bench.
- "I caught a mosquito! I've been itching to catch one of these!" —Animal Crossing
- "I caught a mosquito! Give me my blood back! I gave at work!" —Wild World
- "I caught a mosquito! It's like a tiny vampire..." —City Folk
| "They drink blood because it's like flower nectar."|
Further informationThe tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus (synonym Stegomyia albopicta) is a species of mosquito that lives in tropical or subtropical regions of the world. It is easily identified by its black and white striped legs and abdomen. Mosquitoes genders have very different diets, male mosquitoes do not feed on blood but from flower nectars. Only females feed on blood, mostly likely because females must reproduce. In tropical regions, mosquitoes carry the risk of transmitting the deadly disease malaria when they bite. Precaution must be taken to avoid being bitten.