Mosquito is a small-sized insect species. They are the world's most widely spread species. They have a slender body with a pair of wings. Their bite can spread diseases, including West Nile, Zika, chikungunya, encephalitis, dengue. They can be found in ponds, marshes, plants, flowerpots. Male and female are feeds nectar from flowering plants. But females are feed human blood, and also blood from birds, small mammals, snakes.
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NAME & SCIENTIFIC NAME
Their scientific name is Culicidae. Thier common name comes from a Spanish word that means 'Little fly'.
Mosquitos belong to the family Culicidae. It is a species of insect. Their conservation status is 'Not extinct' due to hunting, habitat loss. These species are listed on the red list on ICUN.
HABITAT & LIVING LOCATION
Mosquito is found in Asia, America, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, Australia. They are habitats such as ponds, marshes, plants, flowerpots.
Mosquito is a large-sized insect species. Females are larger than males. An adult length is around 1.5 mm to 4 mm. Their weight is around 4 mg to 5 mg. They can fly at speed of up to 2.4 km/h.
LIFESPAN & LIFESTYLE
At the age of 4 to 5 days males and females, are ready to sexually mature. After the incubation period lasts around 2 to 3 days. The mosquito lays 300 eggs in a breeding season. The young are called a larva.
- Mosquitoes are the world's deadliest animals.
- Their life-cycle consists of egg, larva, pupa, and adult stages.
- Mosquitos are herbivore insect species, they eat plant nectar. But, only the female mosquito bite.
- Mosquitoes spend their first 10 days in water.
- Male will live only 6 or 7 days on average. But females can live up to 5 months.