Mosquito Life Cycle. Mosquito’s life cycle is made up of four stages: 1) the egg, 2) larval, 3) pupal and 4) adult stage. 1) Egg Stage. Mosquito lifespan begins when the eggs are laid on stagnant water and most of them hatch into larvae in 1 to 3 days (depending on the temperature).The tiny Mosquito eggs are white when they are first laid before slowly darken to near black within 24 hours.
• Adult Asian Tiger Mosquitoes live from a few days to several weeks, largely depending on weather conditions. Hot, dry weather reduces lifespan. • Regardless of life span, adult Asian Tiger Mosquitoes seldom move far from the containers in which they were born.
Life Cycle Stages. The length of the mosquito life cycle varies between species and is dependent upon environmental conditions such as temperature and moisture. However, the life cycle of all mosquitoes is comprised of the egg, larval, pupal, and adult stages. Eggs Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectar alone, while females extract the blood of hosts in order to develop and nourish eggs.
The word "mosquito" (formed by mosca and diminutive-ito) is Spanish for "little fly". Mosquitoes have a slender segmented body, one pair of wings, three pairs of long hair-like legs, feathery antennae, and elongated mouthparts. The mosquito life cycle consists of egg, larva, pupa, and adult stages.Class: Insecta.