Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

mosquito drinking blood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Derives from a Spanish word meaning “little fly”
  • Need water to reproduce
  • Has 4 stages of life: egg, larva, pupa, and adult
  • The mouthpart used to suck blood from it’s victims is called a proboscis
  • Mosquito saliva causes the annoying itching and rashes
  • One of the deadliest animals in the world
  • Spreads diseases like the Zika virus, malaria, yellow fever, west Nile Virus, Chikungunya, dengue fever, filarasis and more

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