MOSQUITO LIFE CYCLE
There are four stages to the life
cycle of a mosquito: egg, larva,
pupa and adult.
The female mosquito needs the blood meal to develop her eggs.
Male mosquitoes do not bite - they feed solely on plant nectar.
Female mosquitoes can lay
several hundred eggs in or near
water. The eggs are attached to
one another to form a raft or the
individual eggs float on the water.
These eggs hatch within 24-48
hours releasing larvae that are
commonly called "wrigglers“.
After 7-10 days after the eggs
hatch, larvae change to pupa
before becoming adult mosquitoes.
Newly emerging mosquito stand on
still water to dry its wings before
Adult mosquitoes can live for a period of
four to eight weeks.