Information about Malaria causing Mosquito

Life cycle of Anopheles Mosquito:

  • 3,500 species of Mosquitoes are present.
  • There are 430 Anopheles species present, of which only 30-40 species can act as Potential vectors for transmitting Malaria.
  • Malaria is transmitted by different species of Anopheles mosquitoes in different regions.
  • Anopheles mosquitoes undergo four stages in their Life cycle, the first three stages occurs in water.

Egg stage:

  • Following a blood meal, the female mosquito lays eggs in water..
  • The eggs are spindle shaped and are brown/black in color. The female mosquito lays about 50 to 150 eggs in water..
  • Eggs are mostly laid in singles and have lateral air floats, which help them to float in water.

Larval stage:

  • Larval stage has head, thorax and abdomen region, with two pairs of eyes..
  • It has feeding brushes, which help them to feed..
  • Respiratory apparatus is present in the abdomen..
  • Larva is the growing stage and the larva eats plentifully

Pupa stage:

  • This stage is the resting or quiescent stage and it does not take any food.
  • The pupa is comma -shaped.
  • The pupa stage is very sensitive to movement and moves away from the source of disturbance.

Adult stage:

  • The outer skin of the pupa breaks and the mosquito emerges from it.
  • It takes ten to twelve days for completing the life cycle from egg stage to adult stage.

Comments

moses odradria Thursday, January 5, 2012

this was wonderfully done

camaldina Sunday, February 6, 2011

Thanks for write-pus. Its very informative. You only talked about the treatment of malaria, but what about the treatment/avoidance of the Malaria Relapses, which is very important?

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