He has brought civilization to the mosquito Coast, he reasons, so he can destroy it too.
No other animal in history (except other humans) has killed more people than the mosquito.
She was in the region to deliver 15,000 mosquito bed nets to several Congolese villages along the lake's mountainous shores.
Few American novels have addressed these questions more directly than The mosquito Coast.
I chose it for its metaphorical resonance, but the mosquito bite theory might be the worse.
Some people are so poisoned by mosquito bites that three or four on the forehead suffice to close entirely the victim's eyes.
The mosquito, quite ignored, would then have gone on in his deadly work.
Once the organism has undergone its twelve day development, the mosquito may remain infective for weeks.
Then for a time he slept beneath the mosquito bar in his tent.
Elnora took a large piece of mosquito netting, and ran to the swamp.
1580s, from Spanish mosquito "little gnat," diminutive of mosca "fly," from Latin musca "fly," from PIE root *mu- "gnat, fly," imitative of insect buzzing (cf. Sanskrit maksa-, Greek myia, Old English mycg, Modern English midge, Old Church Slavonic mucha), perhaps imitative of the sound of humming insects.
mosquito mos·qui·to (mə-skē'tō)
n. pl. mos·qui·toes or mos·qui·tos
Any of various two-winged insects of the family Culicidae, in which the female of most species has a long proboscis for sucking blood. Some species are vectors of diseases such as malaria and yellow fever.