• Mosquitoes like all insects have three (3) body parts:  head, thorax, and abdomen.
  • All insects have three sets of legs (6). 
  • Insects can have one or two sets of wings depending on the species. 
  • Mosquitoes belong to the order Diptera ("Di = two; hence two wings).
  • Most insects have a hard chitonous exoskeleton (no bones).
  • Insects do not have lungs.  They instead breathe through spiricles (openings into the thoracic or abdominal cavities).
  • Mosquitoes begin their life in the water as a larva.   


mosquito biology


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