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MOSQUITO 蚊子


MOSQUITO SPECIES THAT WERE COMMONLY FOUND IN SINGAPORE
 

  Aedes Mosquito Culex Mosquito Anopheles Mosquito
Adult Size 4-7mm in length 4-10mm 3-4.5mm
Appearance Distinct black and white stripes on abdomen and legs, a lyre marking on its thorax Pale and light brown or yellowish in colour Light brown mosquitoes, with pale and dark scales on their legs, proboscises and wings
Behaviour Bite during the day (at dawn and dusk), prefer dark colours (black and red) Bites at night, rest indoor and after a blood meal, prefer dark colours Nocturnal: mate, feed and oviposit at night, rest indoor or outdoor depending on species
Flight distance 50-100 meter Long-distance fliers Vary among species
Habitat Breed in ground pool, tree holes and man-made containers, inside and outside houses, prefer clear water Breed in ditches, water pool, blocked and stagnant drains, septic tanks and rice field, prefer polluted water Prefer clean and unpolluted water, breed in temporary or permanent water bodies such as fresh or brackish water
Life cycle 6-8 days 10-12 days 16-18 days
Stage of Life Cycle Egg -> Larvae -> Pupae -> Adult Egg -> Larvae -> Pupae -> Adult Egg -> Larvae -> Pupae -> Adult
Resting position Parallel to the surface Parallel to the surface At an angle of about 45 degrees to the surface

 

Approaches to Control Them

  1. Larviciding
  2. Fogging
  3. Misting