For a female mosquito, the wrong guy can mean no babies

Mating across species lines makes a female yellow fever mosquito lose interest in her own kind

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LUST AND LOSS  Named for the lustful satyrs of Greek mythology, satyrization occurs when a male of one species mates with a female of another species and thereby prevents her from having young.  

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