Lifecycle of Mosquitoes – Egg Stage

Lifecycle of a Mosquito

Before we can really understand how to control mosquitoes, we must understand their life story. This illustration shows the four life stages of a typical mosquito. Click on any of the four life stages, or one of the mosquitoes’ hosts for more information.

Egg Stage

Mosquitoes always seem to know where to find just the right spot to lay their eggs.  Some species lay their eggs separately, others in a tiny floating raft of eggs. It usually takes only one or two days for mosquito eggs to hatch.  Others lay their eggs on soil which is prone to flooding.