Virtual Microscope


  • Insect: Three part body (head/thorax /abdomen) and 6 legs 
  • Black-and-white-striped markings on the body and legs
  • Wings
  • Predominantly active during the daytime
  • Complete metamorphosis (holometabole development)
  • Only the female sucks blood (for egg production)

•Medical significance:

  • in Switzerland: nuisance.               
  • In tropics and subtropics: Vector of  Dengue fever , Chikungunya, Zika, Yellowfever, Japanese Encephalitis and Filariosis

Eggs, larvae, pupae mainly in the water, but they require atmospheric air for breathing 

•Development connected to water