Mosquito Taxonomy and evolution

Mosquito Taxonomy and evolution

Here is a picture of a Mosquito as we look into its taxonomy and evolution.

Mosquito Taxonomy refers to the classification and naming of different species of mosquitoes in an ordered system that is intended to indicate their natural relationships, especially evolutionary relationships. Mosquitoes are members of the phylum Arthropoda (a Greek word for joint leg) and belong to the class of Insecta. The phylum Arthropoda is comprised of five classes, such as, Crustacea (Example: Crab), Arachnida (Example: Spider), Chilopoda (Example: Centipede), Diplopoda (Example: Millipedes) and Insecta or Hexopoda (Example: insects). Arthropods include creatures that live in water, on land and in the air. The class Insecta is divided into some 29 to 40 major orders. Most insects belong to the class of Class Insecta (about 773,000 species) and mosquitoes are an important member of this category and insects make up more than half of all living things in the world. The oldest evidence of mosquito with anatomy similar to modern species was found in 79-million-year-old Canadian amber from the Cretaceous (i.e., 145.5 and 65.5 million years ago).

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