life cycle of a mosquito

Life Cycle Of A Mosquito

INTRODUCTION The adult mosquito is a pest that breeds in stagnant water bodies, empty containers and chocked gutters. The anopheles mosquito transmits malaria parasite known as plasmodium. There are over 2500 different species of mosquitoes throughout the world. Culex , Anopheles and Aedes are the three main species of mosquitoes that are found in Ghana. Male mosquitoes feed only on plant juices(nectar) while the female mosquitoes feed on plant juices for energy and at the same time feed on the blood of human beings and other ¬†mammals like goat, cattle etc. in order to lay viable eggs. When the female bites to draw blood, they inject some of their salivary glands into the wound, causing swel... »

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