Mosquito life cycle -Stages 1-Mosquito life cycle -Stages 1-22• The mosquito life cycle startsThe mosquito life cycle startswhen an adult mosquito layswhen an adult mosquito laysher eggs on water.her eggs on water.• The female mosquito first needThe female mosquito first needa blood meal in order to lay hera blood meal in order to lay hereggseggs• This creates an egg raft of upThis creates an egg raft of upto several hundred attachedto several hundred attachedeggs.eggs.• These eggs hatch in 24-48These eggs hatch in 24-48hours releasing the larvae alsohours releasing the larvae alsocalled wrigglers.called wrigglers.www.makemegenius.comwww.makemegenius.comFree Science VideosFree Science Videosfor Kidsfor Kids
Mosquito life cycle -stageMosquito life cycle -stage33• The larva come to the surfaceThe larva come to the surfaceand breathe through a siphon.and breathe through a siphon.• The larva sheds its skin fourThe larva sheds its skin fourtimes during the next severaltimes during the next severaldays.days.• During this time period andDuring this time period andbetween the molts thebetween the molts themosquito is called an instarmosquito is called an instar• After the fourth molt theAfter the fourth molt themosquito changes into a pupa.mosquito changes into a pupa.www.makemegenius.comwww.makemegenius.comFree Science VideosFree Science Videosfor Kidsfor Kids
Mosquito Life Cycle- StageMosquito Life Cycle- Stage44• The pupa is similar to aThe pupa is similar to abutterfly chrysalis.butterfly chrysalis.• The mosquito lives in the pupalThe mosquito lives in the pupalcase and cannot eat whilecase and cannot eat whilethere.there.• While in the pupal case theWhile in the pupal case themosquito breathes through twomosquito breathes through twotubes on its back.tubes on its back.• After about one week theAfter about one week themosquito emerges from itsmosquito emerges from itspupal case as an adultpupal case as an adultmosquito.mosquito.www.makemegenius.comwww.makemegenius.comFree Science VideosFree Science Videosfor Kidsfor Kids
Mosquito life cycle -StageMosquito life cycle -Stage55• Once the mosquitoes hatchOnce the mosquitoes hatchtheir average lifespan is abouttheir average lifespan is aboutthree weeks in the summer orthree weeks in the summer oras many as a few months inas many as a few months inthe winter in order to lay herthe winter in order to lay hereggs.eggs.• Male mosquitoes feed onMale mosquitoes feed onnectar and do not bite people.nectar and do not bite people.• Once the female mosquito isOnce the female mosquito isready to lay its egg it bitesready to lay its egg it bitessomeone to get its blood mealsomeone to get its blood mealand then lays its egg raft.and then lays its egg raft.www.makemegenius.comwww.makemegenius.comFree Science VideosFree Science Videosfor Kidsfor Kids
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