Order: Diptera (2 winged insects)
Life Cycle: complete
Four Stage Metamorphosis: egg, larva, pupa, and adult
Mosquitoes sit with their hind legs in the air. (Midges sit with their forelegs raised up in the air.)
Larva is similar to the midge larva except they have 10 segments instead of 9.
Mosquito pupa is similar to the midge except they have a respiratory tube and have a 2-3 day life span at the surface film.
Adult mosquitoes are like the midge except the female has a needle to bite. Their body colors are: black white, and tan white.
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