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The biological cycle of the tiger mosquito presents the egg, larva, pupa and adult stages. The immature stages (larva and pupa) are aquatic, while the adult is aerial. Unlike other mosquitoes, the tiger does not need a lot of water to breed.

Their larvae grow perfectly in small reservoirs of stagnant water such as that which can be left in a test, a bucket or even a penny. The females deposit their eggs - which are invisible to the naked eye - on the inner wall of containers. When these eggs are covered with water, they hatch and the larvae hatch. Later, the larvae pupate.

It is at this moment that they undergo the last transformation: their wings come out and the metamorphosis into an adult tiger mosquito is completed. After 48 hours, this mosquito is already capable of biting.

In the course of a week, fed human blood, the female will have returned to lay between 80 and 200 mosquito eggs. Half will be females who, in seven more days, will have to breed 3,200 more tiger mosquitoes.