Mosquito IdentificationThorax, legs and veins on the wings are always covered with brown scales. Dull in colour. The tip of the abdomen is always blunt. Larval rest 45 degree from the surface of the water. Egg is brown, long and cylindrical, vertical on water surface, cemented in a raft of 300 eggs. Raft usually 3 – 4mm long and 2 – 3mm wide.
DescriptionCulex mosquitoes are the main carrier for Japanese B – Encephalitis. Mainly breed in polluted stagnant water and drains. Bite at night and usually rest indoors before and after the blood meal. Prefer darker colours. Long distance fliers. Egg to adult stage takes 6 – 10 days. Complete metamorphosis – egg, larval, pupa and adult.