Reproduction Patterns of Mosquitoes
The mosquito life cycle has four development stages: egg, larvae,pupa and adult. During the mosquito breeding cycle, the female adults lay their eggs in stagnant water. When the eggs hatch, the emerging larvae feed on vegetative or organic materials found in the water. From larvae, mosquitoes progress through moltings of a pupal stage until reaching the final adult stage. These stages last five to 14 days, depending on species, humidity and ambient temperature.
Within a few days of becoming adults, mosquitoes are able to fly and ready to bite. Depending on species and climate, an adult mosquito can live anywhere from a week to several months.