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Mosquito information, facts - classicanimal

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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INFORMATION

NAME & SCIENTIFIC NAME

Their scientific name is Culicidae. Thier common name comes from a Spanish word that means 'Little fly'.

Common Name: Mosquito
Scientific Name: Culicidae

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

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.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Culicidae
Group: Insect
Conservation Status: Not extinct

HABITAT & LIVING LOCATION

Mosquito is found in Asia, America, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, Australia. They are habitats such as ponds, marshes, plants, flowerpots.

Living Locations: Asia, America, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, Australia
Habitat: Ponds, Marshes, Plants, Flowerpots

APPEARANCE

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.

Color: Black, Brown
Weight: 4 mg to 5 mg (Approx)
Size: 1.5 mm to 4 mm (Approx)
Top Speed: Up to 2.4 km/h (Approx)

DIET

Mosquito is mainly part of the Herbivore diet, which means they eat plants. They mostly eat plant nectar. But females are feed human blood, and also blood from birds, small mammals, snakes.

Diet: Herbivore
Favorite Food: Plant nectar

PREDATOR

The mosquito has some natural predators like bats, birds, goldfish, guppies, frogs, tadpoles, turtles.

Predators: Bats, Birds, Goldfish, Frogs, Tadpoles

LIFESPAN & LIFESTYLE

Male will live only 6 or 7 days on average. But females can live up to 5 months. Mosquito is a diurnal and nocturnal insect. They are solitary insects species.

Lifespan: Up to 7 Days (Male), 5 Months (Female)
Lifestyle: Diurnal, Nocturnal
Group Behavior: Solitary

BREED

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.

Age of Sexual Maturity: 4 to 5 Days
Incubation Period: 2 to 3 Days
Average Lay Eggs: 300
Baby called: Larva

SHORT FACTS

  • 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.

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