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A mosquito is a animal which belongs to the group of insects : arthropods whose body is segmented in abdomen, thorax and head, have three pairs of legs and a pair of antennae, have wings and develop through a metamorphosis. It's about a dipterous since it has a pair of membranous wings and its mouth is prepared to suck the substances with which it feeds.

Among the main characteristics of the mosquito, the thin and elongated legs and the buzz which generates with the movement of its wings. Females, on the other hand, suck the blood of some animals and humans to nourish themselves, generating a inflammation with his bite .

It is important to note that the metamorphosis The mosquito is complete: the specimens go through four different stages to become adults. Since larvae are aquatic, mosquitoes require standing water to reproduce.

The mosquito's mouth apparatus is prepared to perform a perforation in the skin of people and various animals. Thanks to this tiny opening, they can suck the blood that gives them nutrients. In this process they cause a inflammation skin that usually causes itching .

It should be noted that mosquitoes are vectors of infectious diseases : with their sting, they can transmit dengue , yellow fever and malaria , for example. To avoid epidemics, it is essential to prevent the Water Pond (in outdoor pots and containers, ditches, etc.) so the larvae do not have the means they need to develop.

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