If the mosquito is the causative agent of dengue fever, the anopheles mosquito specifically transmits the parasite that causes malaria, which is equally dangerous.
Adult anopheles mosquitoes are usually dark brown and black, the body is divided into three parts: head, thorax and abdomen. Unlike other mosquitoes, when resting, the abdomen will face up, not down. The length of the mosquito’s body is equal to the length of the proboscis, on the wings there are black and white scales.
This malaria mosquito usually breeds in freshwater areas. Mosquito eggs are able to survive in cold temperatures. Female mosquitoes mate many times in their life cycle, even though they only live a few weeks to a month, they feed on blood to supplement nutrients for eggs.
Anopheles mosquitoes are active from sunset to sunrise. They usually sit in the house for a few hours after stinging people. After that, they reside in bushes and crevices.
Mosquitoes that cause dengue fever are aedes aegypti. Because we don’t know much about the exact characteristics of mosquito life and activity, the prevention of dengue at home is still not always easy.
To identify this type of dengue mosquito, check that it is black with white spots on the body and legs. Female mosquitoes of this will bite people and they are active during the day, especially in the early morning and late afternoon. Their habitat is dark places such as corners of the house, on clothes, and blankets.
Mosquitoes breed in ponds, puddles, or water containers around the house such as water tanks, jars, wells, flower vases, or even in household items. Ironically, they thrive in clean, stagnant collections of water.
Mosquito eggs will hatch when exposed to water. Mosquito eggs can survive in dry conditions for months. In her life cycle, female mosquitoes can lay eggs up to 5 times, each time up to dozens of eggs.
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