Pest Guides

Anopheles Mosquito

Anopheles spp.

Appearance

Anopheles Mosquito
  • Adult – pale and dark marks on its wings and resting 45 degree angle to the surface.
  • Larval rest parallel to surface of the water
  • Egg is about 1mm long and has floats on its sides.

Lifecycle

  • Egg to adult stage takes 6 – 10 days
  • Complete metamorphosis – egg, larval, pupa and adult

Habits

  • Habitat – prefer clean and unpolluted water.
  • Biting rhythm – bite at night and rest indoor and outdoor (depends on species)
  • Prefer darker colours
  • Female with one blood meal can lay 50 – 150 eggs.
  • Main vector for Malaria.