Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Friday, July 10, 2020


Introduction: Mosquitoes are small insects and are readily identified by the presence of scales on the body, and along the fringes and veins of the wings. They possess long antennae, most joints of which bear whorls of hairs are so dense that they produce a bushy appearance. Mosquitoes occupy two different habitats. The immature of all species are found in water, where the adults are terrestrial. They are found through the world, particularly in tropical climates.