Mosquito's have been around since the Triassic period. Only female mosquito's bite and they do this to feed on blood. It provides them with essential proteins etc that allow them to produce and develop eggs. They use a special organ called a maxillary palp to follow the scent of CO2 from our breath and find their next feed. As annoying as they are, they play an essential role in our ecosystem and are important source of food for fish (as larvae), birds, bats and frogs and some species are also important pollinators.
All of the insects in the Oshkin Wooden Craft collection feature incredible detail and are such a lovely hands on way for children to learn about different types of animals and the important roles they play in our ecosystem.
Wooden animal figures have long been used as a hands on educational tool to help children learn about different animals and the world around them while also having lots of fun engaging in imaginative play.
Our wooden insects are perfect for small world and educational play while also being a beautiful piece to display.
Material: Ash, Alder and Waxed Cotton.
Measurements: L: 7.5cm H: 9.8cm W: 1.4cm
Age Guide: Recommended for 3 years+. We always advise that toys be checked for damage or loose parts prior to play and recommend adult supervision during playtime. Not suitable for children 3 years and over who still have a tendency to put things in their mouth.