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4 major stages

Adult insect

Egg

Larva

Pups

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Describe the life cycle of Aedes aegypti

Female mosquitoes lay eggs inside water bodies;

Eggs hatch and larvae emerges as the eggs are submerged in water;

Larvae found at water’s surface, feeding on organic particular matter (algae);

Larvae develops into pupae;

After 2 days, adults emerge head-first by ingesting air to expand the abdomen and thus open the pupal case