Do Mosquitoes Sleep?
Now there is an interesting question. Though they do not have little beds to return to at the end of the day, mosquitoes do go to sleep. However, a mosquitoes version of sleep is quite different from our own. Many species of mosquitoes are crepuscular feeders, actively searching out food at dawn or dusk.
So when the sun is out in full force most mosquitoes search out and rest in cool places, waiting for the evenings. Sheltered places like brush, thick weeds, caves, rock shelters, holes in the ground, hollow logs or holes in trees can all serve as potential rest stops for mosquitoes. Oftentimes many people’s homes and man-made structures become the vector insects daily pitstop. From hiding in basements, and barns to closets or any dark place where they expect to be undisturbed, mosquitoes are not picky when it comes to where they dwell when the sun is high in the sky.
Interestingly, not all species of mosquitoes feed at night, dusk, or dawn. There are species like the Asian Tiger mosquito that are on the hunt for their next bite to eat during the day.
Even so, don’t expect to find any mosquitoes laying down. Mosquitoes rest on their feet. Always remember to beware a mosquito at rest though, they will still bite if their daytime rest is disturbed.