Floodwater mosquitoes

Floodwater mosquitoes

There are diverse species of floodwater mosquitoes such as Aedes vexans, Ochlerotatus sticticus and Aedes cinereus. But adaptation to biotopes that are dry most of the time and are only flooded irregularly results in very similar ways of life. Contrary to , flood mosquitoes lay their eggs individually and normally deposit them on moist ground (A female can produce around 100 eggs per meal of blood). However, the larvae in the developing stage don’t hatch yet. Instead, they can survive in the embryonic membrane for up to three years.

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