Mosquito Larvae
mosquito larvae are brown, black or gray and have a breathing tube on their tail.

The mosquito goes through four stages during its life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. The eggs normally hatch into Larvae within 48 hours. Larvae must live in water from 7 to 14 days depending on the water temperature. During this time, the larva molts 3 times and grows to almost 1 cm. After the larva molts the fourth time it becomes a pupa. The pupa is lighter than the water and floats on the surface. The pupa does not eat. In 1 to 4 days, the adult Mosquito comes out of the pupa. It rests on the surface of the water until its body dries and hardens enough to fly away.

Habitat: Larvae live in still water
Size: Larvae 5 to 13 mm, adults 1 to 1.5 cm

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