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Mosquito by Mind Map: Mosquito

1. About mosquito

1.1. COMMON NAME: Mosquitoes SCIENTIFIC NAME: Culicidae TYPE: Invertebrates DIET: Carnivores GROUP NAME: Swarm AVERAGE LIFE SPAN: 2 weeks to 6 months SIZE: 0.125 to 0.75 in WEIGHT: 0.000088 oz

2. Type of mosquito

2.1. HOUSE MOSQUITO (CULEX)

2.2. SOUTHERN MOSQUITO (CULEX QUINQUEFASCIATUS)

2.3. ASIAN TIGER MOSQUITO (AEDES ALBOPICTUS)

2.4. YELLOW FEVER MOSQUITO (AEDES AEGYPTI)

3. How to know the differences of male mosquito and female mosquito

3.1. ANTENNAE

3.1.1. Male mosquitoes have more flagella or fine hairs on their antennae, so many so that it appears noticeably bushy to the naked eye. These flagella are important to a male mosquito’s hearing, which comes in handy when the male is looking for female mosquitoes—his primary interest.

3.1.2. A female mosquito’s antennae are less bushy and contain several odor receptors that help her target blood sources so that she can reproduce—her primary interest.

3.2. SIZE

3.2.1. Male mosquitoes are generally smaller than female mosquitoes.

3.3. SOUND

3.3.1. Only female mosquitoes make that annoying buzzing sound.

3.4. LIFESPAN

3.4.1. Female mosquitoes typically live longer than male mosquitoes. Depending on the species and the conditions, a female mosquito’s average lifespan is anywhere from two to four weeks, while a male mosquito usually lives for one to two weeks.

4. Where do mosquito live

4.1. Drainage ditches that fill during storms.

4.2. Woodland pools created by melting snow, or spring and early summer rains

4.3. Floodplains along the banks of streams and rivers.

4.4. Irrigated pastures and fields.

4.5. Meadows and other soft ground where depressions form.