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Mosquitos

Mosquitos have a pair of scaled wings, a pair of balance organs called “halters”, a slender body, and long legs.

Mosquito antennae are lined with fine hairs called antennal flagellum. Male mosquitos have many, many more antennal flagellum than female mosquitos.

Mosquitos have piercing and sucking mouthparts.

Mosquito eggs are elongated, about 1/40” in length, and are dark brown or black when ready to hatch.

Mosquito larvae often called “wrigglers,” look like hairy maggots with siphons. They twist and wriggle just below the water surface.

The mosquito pupa has a comma-shaped body divisible into two distinct regions. It is lighter than water and therefore floats at the surface.

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