Aedes Mosquito

Aedes Mosquitoes

Aedes aegypti

Appearance

Aedes Mosquito
  • Adult has black and white markings
  • Larval rest 45 degree from the surface of the water
  • Egg is black in colour and shape like a rugby ball

Lifecycle

  • Egg to adult stage takes 6 – 8 days
  • Complete metamorphosis – egg, larval, pupa and adult

Habits

  • Habitat – container breeder especially man-made containers with clean water
  • Biting rhythm – biting peaks at change of light intensity (after sunrise and before sunset)
  • Prefer darker colours like black and red
  • Can fly short distance (50 – 100m)