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an English word for mosquito

Mosquitoes live all over Europe, including England; they are not exotic animals whose name needs to be borrowed from another language. Why then do we use a Spanish word? Or, shall we say, what had Anglo-Saxons called mosquitoes before they borrowed the current word from Spanish? Something similar to the German "Stechmuecke" maybe?
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