Mosquito - Anopheles

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Mosquito - Anopheles
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Anopheles Mosquito

Facts

  • Light brown mosquitoes, with pale and dark scales on their legs, proboscis and wings.
  • Typical breeding habitats include sunlit brackish pools with algae.
  • They bite during the night and are vectors of malaria.

Life Cycle of Mosquitoes

  • Length of the life cycle varies between species and is dependent upon environmental conditions such as temperature and moisture.
  • Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectar alone, while females extract the blood of hosts in order to develop and nourish eggs.
  • Most mosquitoes lay their eggs directly into water. Others lay their eggs near bodies of water but not within them.
  • Eggs will hatch into larvae within 24 to 48 hours. Within 7 to 10 days, larvae enter the pupal stage.
  • Females are capable of flying for miles if necessary and can lay over 100 eggs at a time.
  • ┬áMales have feathery antennae they use to locate females. After mating, females typically seek a blood meal to aid in egg production.