Information About Mosquitoes
Appearance and Behavior
Belonging to the same group as flies (Diptera), mosquitoes have one pair of wings in addition to a prominent appendage protruding from their heads which used for feeding, and long, thin legs. This prominent appendage is what separates mosquitoes from flies, and mosquitoes are usually larger on average. Adult mosquitoes range in size from three to nine millimeters and have wings and bodies covered in miniature scales.
Mosquito adults, both male and female, feed primarily on flower nectar. The adult mosquito is mostly nocturnal, but will become active in shady, dark areas, or during days...