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The 4 life cycles that mosquito adults must go through

The offspring of mosquitoes all go through the stage when the female mosquito must first suck blood, which is why the female mosquito sucks blood, but the male mosquito does not suck blood. A full meal of nutrients can allow a female mosquito to lay 250 eggs at a time. All mosquitoes must go through four life cycles: 1. Egg 2. Larvae 3. Pupa 4. Adult.

1. Female mosquitoes first seek out warm and humid places to lay their eggs, usually directly on a water-proof surface or the edge of a container where rainwater can accumulate.

2. Within 48 hours, the eggs hatch into larvae, which remain in the water for 7-14 days, only to surface when breathing. They feed on microbes in the water until they reach the third stage - the pupae.

3. The pupae still live in the water, but no longer feed. After 1-4 days, mosquitoes hatch from pupae to adults.

4. Adult worms remain on the surface until the body is dry and hardened and can fly.
The first three stages are closely related to species and temperature. Some mosquito species complete a cycle in 14 days at 20 degrees Celsius, while at 25 degrees, some species can cycle from 4 days to a month.

Male mosquitoes do not bite people or animals, they feed on tree sap, while female mosquitoes seek blood. They need protein in the blood to lay eggs. At a distance of 30-50 meters, carbon dioxide exhaled by animals or humans is the primary indicator of female mosquitoes exploring prey. When the female mosquito sucks the flesh, she injects saliva into the skin. Mosquito saliva is the source of allergies - itchy, swollen bites. If the mosquito is infected, the virus enters the body with saliva. Female mosquitoes live up to three weeks in summer and months in winter. And all mosquitoes need water to maintain their life cycle.