Anopheles Mosquito (Anopheles Spp.)
Adult: 6.4-12.7mm long, brown (Anopheles Spp.) thin, long-legged winged insect; adults have three pairs of long, slender legs, with an elongate "beak" or proboscis to pierce skin.
Aquatic life cycle consists of Egg, Larva Pupa and adult and takes 7-10 days. Adults emerge from pupa. Generally males live for 15 days and female lives for 30 days. While male mosquitoes feed on plant nectar, female mosquitoes require vertebrate blood for producing fertile eggs. During it’s life time, a female mosquito can lay up to 1000 eggs in 5-7 batches and 150 – 200 eggs in each batch. Eggs are laid singly. Mosquitoes mate only once in it’s lifetime.