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What are these Mosquitoes?

The Question: Our backyard in Ohio, like everyone else’s, is currently dry as dust with no standing water. Yet we are infested with mosquitoes! They are black, with a white pattern on the wings (or at least that’s what they seem to look like before they’re smashed). What are these little suckers, and WHY are they chomping the heck out of us when it’s so dry? How can we make them go away? (Editor’s note: this question was submitted in mid-August, 2010.)

Submitted by: Eleanor, Ohio

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What is this Eel-Like Fish From India?

The Question: I live in Kolkata (Calcutta), India. We have a few natural ponds here and I found this eel-like species. I’ve seen people here keep it in aquariums. But the people here don’t know it’s scientific name or English name. The reason I think it’s not an eel is because it has no fins in the front or on its tail. I’d like to know what it is.

Submitted by: Debashis, India

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