What Do Mosquitoes Look Like?
There are more than 3,000 types of mosquitoes worldwide, and most of them look exactly alike. Mosquitoes have the following characteristics:
- Adult mosquitoes are only about ¼ – ½ of an inch long. They weigh less than 2.5 mg.
- Mosquitoes range in color depending on their species. Most mosquitoes are gray or brown in color with white stripes and iridescent, hair-like scales.
- All mosquitoes have two long wings, slender bodies that rest in a “humpback” position, and characteristically long legs.
- Mosquitoes are known for their long proboscis, which is made up of mouthparts that enable the insect to suck fluids.