Believe it or not, this annoying little blood-sucker is way more amazing than we give it credit! Explore the weird, incredible life cycle of the mosquito…..but don’t forget your bug-spray.


Vocabulary List

  • Ectoparasite: A parasite that lives and feeds on the exterior of its host species
  • Metamorphosis: A process by which an animal changes after birth or hatching through a series of abrupt and conspicuous changes
  • Incomplete metamorphosis: The life-cycle of certain insects, such as the dragonfly, which does not include a resting pupal stage
  • Molt: To shed an outer layer such as skin, exoskeleton, hair or feathers