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Spiders love sweet smell of blood perfume

Some creatures attract the opposite sex by biting into a well-fed mosquito

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4:09pm, October 27, 2009

This takes the pre-kiss breath mint into new territory. Certain jumping spiders prefer partners that have recently dined on blood-fed mosquitoes.

Engorged-mosquito breath proves attractive to both males and females among Evarcha culicivora jumping spiders, says spider biologist Fiona Cross of

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