Mosquito IdentificationAdult – 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 .
DescriptionThe Anopheles mosquito is responsible for transmitting malaria. Prefer clean and unpolluted water. Bite at night and rest indoor and outdoor (depends on species). Prefer darker colours. Female with one blood meal can lay 50 – 150 eggs. Egg to adult stage takes 6 – 10 days. Complete metamorphosis – egg, larval, pupa and adult.