Mosquito

Mosquito

Mosquito adults are small, delicate, two-winged flies. The Female mosquito differ because of their long, slender proboscis. They use a tubular feeding organ adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood. The male use their proboscises only for sucking plant juices and other sources of sugar.
Mosquito larvae, or wigglers, usually are black or brown and occur in stagnant water. The common area include surface pools, tree holes and abandoned tires. Culex and Aedes larvae have a distinctive siphon at the rear of their bodies. Which is lacking in Anopheles.
The next immature stage, the pupa is aquatic, small, comma-shaped, and usually a dark colour.

Type of mosquito found in Singapore

  • Aedes
  • Anopheles
  • Culex

Where do Mosquitoes Lay Their Eggs?

Mosquitoes prefer stagnant water within which to lay their eggs.
They most commonly infest:

  • Ponds
  • Marshes
  • Swamps
  • Other wetland habitats

However, they are capable of thriving in a variety of locations and can successfully grow in numbers even when not in their natural habitat. Many species of mosquitoes use containers of water as egg-deposit sites.

Hot, humid environments are most amenable to mosquito growth and survival. Infestations can occur easily in tropical areas.