Giant, Male Mosquito
A mosquito larger than a man soars into view.
Originally Posted by Shade of the En World forums.
Giant mosquitos, like their normal-sized kin, are a plague to all warm-blooded creatures. They can survive in nearly any environment, as long as some water is nearby.
Males of both the culex and anopheles species are nearly identical, save for slight coloration and body shape changes. The proboscises of male giant mosquitos lack stylets, and thus are unable to drain blood like the females of the species. However, their forelegs are sharply clawed, capable of drawing plenty of blood for their sustenance.
Culex giant mosquitoes dwell near urban areas, preferring the blood of humanoids, while the anopheles species prefer to prey on animals, thus preferring wilderness locales. Giant mosquitoes travel is swarms of the same species, but mixed genders. They make lairs in hollow trees, caves, or ruined or abandoned buildings. Although temperatures below freezing often kill giant mosquitoes or send them into hibernation, some species have been reported in even polar areas.
A male giant mosquito is 7 feet long and weighs 10 to 15 pounds. It lives about one month on average.
|Mosquito, Giant, Male|
|Hit Dice||6d8 (27 hp)|
20 ft. (4 squares), Fly 40 ft. (good)
15 (+2 Dexterity, +3 natural), touch 12, flat-footed 13
|Attack||Claw +4 melee (1d4)|
|Full Attack||2 claws +4 melee (1d4)|
|Space/Reach||5 ft./5 ft.|
|Special Qualities||Darkvision 60 ft., vermin traits|
|Saves||Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +2|
|Abilities||Strength 10, Dexterity 15, Constitution 11, Intelligence -, Wisdom 11, Charisma 2|
|Organization||Solitary or swarm (2-24 plus 2-20 females)|
|Advancement||7-10 HD (Medium), 11-15 HD (Large)|
Male giant mosquitos simply attack with two sharp claws, vigorously defending females of their swarm. Male giant mosquitos fight to the death in defense of their swarm.
Originally appeared in Polyhedron Magazine #67 (1992).