“Mosquitoes appear to use odors to help them distinguish what is nearby, like a host to bite.” Mosquitoes can smell CO2, the air we exhale...that scent stimulates the eyes to scan for specific colors and other visual patterns, which are associated with a potential host, and head to them,” Riffell added. In the experiment, when the CO2 was sprayed, the mosquitoes few toward dots that were colored red, orange, black, or pink, and would ignore the dots colored green, blue, or purple. In further tests... The results from the study suggested that the mosquitoes found warmer colors more appealing than cooler colors."
A new study shows that mosquitoes are attracted to certain colors, increasing mosquito bites for those who wear these colors.