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Female mosquitoes can lay about 200 eggs on any water surface-even small areas such as the bottom trays of a pot plant. Most Mosquito species produce egg 'rafts' where many eggs are layed together, floating until they hatch after 2 to 3 days. Although they live in water, the larvae known as 'wrigglers' breathe air and come equipped with their own snorkeling equipment. Attached to their abdomen is a siphon, which they use when they come to the surface to breathe. Female Mosquitoes live for about a 1 mth while males often live for only a 1 week.
Female mosquitoes are attracted to hosts through a combination of different thing that come from the host. The things that can attract a mosquitoe can include carbon dioxide, body odors, air movement or heat. Upon locating a suitable host, the female mosqutoe will then inject a small amount of saliva containing chemicals which prevent the host's blood from clotting.After the female mosquito has finished taking blood it will find a resting place to digest her meal and develop eggs before flying off to deposit them in a suitable habitat eg water.
Mosquitoes are black or grey thin body and about 4-6 mm with thin wings
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