What are the Different Types of Mosquitoes?

Ever heard the buzzing sound during night or daytime? Or ever felt the flickering pain of getting bitten while you are playing or enjoying outdoors? We all experience this mild sensation every day. Though we all know them as mosquitoes, they too belong from different species and exhibit distinctive characteristics. Knowing different kinds of mosquitoes can always help us in finding the right cure or can alarm us so that we can keep distance.

Here are 8 different types of mosquitoes

  1. Aedes
  2. Anopheles
  3. Culex
  4. Culiseta
  5. Mansonia
  6. Psorophora
  7. Toxorhynchites
  8. Wyeomyia
  1. Aedes

    Found in tropical areas, these mosquitoes are known to be the most notorious when it comes to spreading diseases. Aedes mosquito bite can cause Yellow Fever, Dengue, West Nile, and Chikungunya and has added Zika to its list recently. They are usually found in floodwater pools, wetlands, and inside natural or artificial containers. Though these mosquito species can be found outside in abundance, they can readily enter homes at any time of the day. To protect ourselves from mosquito bites you should always carry mosquito repellent roll on or mosquito repellent lotion. If you can detect the symptoms at its early stage then you can try some chikungunya home remedies .

  2. Anopheles

    They are popularly known as the marsh mosquitoes and this genus consist of about 460 different mosquito species. They are the primary vector of malaria. Adult mosquito of this genus is always ready to feed on humans. Anopheles mosquito is responsible for death of millions of people globally. Also, malaria has been the number two cause for maximum number of deaths in the world.

  3. Culex

    Culex Pipiens mosquitoes are most active after sunset but they are also found to be the daytime biters. Species of this genus can be found breeding in freshwater resources as pools, ponds and even in sewage treatment plants. They are responsible for the spread of West Nile Virus and St. Louis Encephalitis.

  4. Culiseta

    Adapted to the cold climate, these mosquitoes do not feed on human beings and hence cannot transmit the virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis. It feeds actively on mammals and birds. They can be found inside the roots of fallen trees and wooded swamps.

  5. Mansonia

    Found in black or brown color with sparkling wings and legs, these mosquitoes are mostly bigger than others. Transmitting encephalitis can be found in most parts of the world. They are active in the evening.

  6. Psorophora

    Commonly known to feed on large mammals, including humans, mosquitoes of this genus are considered to be intensely aggressive. This genus is known to travel long distances in search of blood meals. They have their breeding grounds at roadside ditches, woodland pools, and pastures.

  7. Toxorhynchites

    They have their breeding grounds inside tree holes and artificial containers. Mosquitoes of this genus don’t pose any risk to humans and they feed on plant nectar. Interestingly, lar-vae of these mosquitoes prey on the larvae of other mosquitoes in their region.

  8. Wyeomyia

    Mosquitoes of this genus are closely associated with pitcher plants and bromeliads. They are not the carrier of any kind of virus and hence they aren’t of any risk to humans unless they travel into their area.

How can we fight these deadly mosquitoes in all seasons?

Mosquito repellents are the best way to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Endorsed by the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA), Odomosmosquito repellent gives you 99.9% protection against mosquito bites and lets you enjoy your sleep and assures of a worry-free life outdoors.

It shields your skin by masking it with a distinctive odor which makes your skin virtually invisible to any kind of mosquitoes. Odomos mosquito repellent wristband protects the children effectively.

It is available in easy to use formats like Odomos non-sticky mosquito repellent cream , wristband, roll-ons, patches, lotion, spray and gel.

 

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