Mosquito Eggs and oviposition

Mosquito Eggs and oviposition

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The term 'oviposition' means the act of laying or depositing eggs. Most mosquitoes lay their eggs directly into water. Others lay their eggs near bodies of water, but not within them. Larvae and pupae usually cannot survive without water. Female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at a time. Usually, the eggs are deposited in clusters. Females will lay eggs up to three times before they die. Researchers at the University of Durham, England, and the Medical Research Council in Gambia, Africa, found that mosquitoes bite pregnant women twice as often as women who weren't pregnant, because they breathe heavily, exhaling 21 percent more air and Carbon Dioxide.

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