Mansonia egg

Mansonia egg – microscopic view
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  • Mansonia mosquitoes are vectors of malayan (brugian) filariasis and chikungunya fever
  • Eggs are laid in star (rosette) shaped clusters glued to underside of aquatic vegetation
  • The eggs are brown or black, cylindrical shape with a tube like extension which is darker than the rest of the egg
  • Eggs cannot survive dessication
  • The eggs hatch to form larvae which remain attached to aquatic plants

Mansonia Egg attached to leaf of aquatic plant – microscopic view – video

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