Vampire mosquito

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Version 0.31: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

For a list of all arthropods, see list of arthropods.

vampire mosquito yVampire mosquito.png
HP 18-37
HD 5
XP 179
Speed 19
AC 2
EV 15
Will 20
Attack1 13 (bite: vampiric)

Resistances rPois+++
Vulnerabilities Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Undead
Size Little
Type vampire mosquito, vampire mosquito
Flags Evil
No skeleton
No zombie
A mosquito that has fed upon tainted blood and been transformed into a revolting and pestilent undead insect, seeking to drain its victims to the last drop.

Vampire mosquitoes are undead insects often found in the Swamp and mid-dungeon. Mosquitoes are weak but fast, the come in swarms, and they can heal themselves with their bites.


Dispel Undead is very handy against them. Airstrike also works very well. If you have neither, at least try to fight them in a corridor, so they can't surround you.


  • Prior to 0.31, it was possible to create derived undead from vampire mosquitoes.
  • Prior to 0.11, they had a weaker vampiric attack but an additional sickness attack.
  • Prior to 0.8, they were called giant mosquitoes and were significantly weaker.