Adult mosquitoes are about 1/4 to 3/8 inch long. Mosquitoes have long piercing proboscis and scales on the hind margin and veins in wings. Color combinations include brown, gray, black, white and silver. Mosquitoes have adapted to almost every kind of aquatic situation such as permanent ponds and marshes, temporary flood waters or woodland pools, drainage ditches, and water contained in tree holes, leaves of plants, or artificial containers.Larvae move actively in water and come to surface frequently to breathe.
Larvae move actively in water and come to surface frequently to breathe.The flight range of mosquitoes varies with the species, temperature, wind direction, time of year, and distance to blood meal sources. Normal flight ranges of mosquitoes are in the range of ½ mile to 10 mile, depending on species. Female mosquitoes suck our blood. Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectars. Mosquitoes are well-known to spread diseases such as West Nile Virus, malaria and dengue fever.