01 Mai Mosquito and Sandfly biting human – See the difference
The adult sandfly measures just about 1 to 4 mm in length. It is very tiny. So tiny that it makes a mosquito look like a giant next to it. The mosquito measures about 10 mm in length. That probably explains why we find it very hard to notice a sandfly until it is too late.
Difference Between Mosquito & Sand Fly Bites
Although two very different non-venomous insects, mosquitos and sand flies are after the same thing, your blood. Only the females bite; they want the blood protein to produce their eggs. Both insects typically feed around dawn and dusk but they can do so at any time of day. As the mosquito and sandfly bites, they inject their saliva which works to thin the blood and prevent it from clotting during the feeding.