Habitat

Mosquitoes never breed in running water. They prefer to breed in stagnant water are usually found near lakes and ponds. They also are found in clogged rain gutters, old tires filled with water, fountains, swimming pools that are not chlorinated and any other water filled container.

Life Cycle

The mosquito life cycle has four temporally separate and distinctly different stages: Egg, Larva, Pupa, and Adult. Each of these stages are recognizable by their special appearance.

In general, mosquito eggs are laid either singly on the water or in floating "rafts". In the case of the Culex species, 200 or more eggs are stuck together in a rafts. Anopheles and other genera lay their eggs singly and do not make egg rafts. Most eggs hatch into larvae within 48 hours. Water is a mandatory part of the mosquitoes habitat.

 
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Eggs http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/
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Larva http://upload.wikimedia.org/
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Pupa http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/
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