Is a mosquito an endoparasite or an ectoparasite?

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Neither
by: Anonymous

To be a parasite, one must have a reasonably long-term intimate relationship with the host. A female mosquito is merely taking her obligate blood meal so her eggs will develop. She is no more a parasite of her host than you are a parasite of a strawberry plant when you pluck its aggregate-accessory fruit (the berry).

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