Mosquito species prefer alternatives to laying eggs in standing water

Study finds greater diversity of egg-laying behaviors among Culex mosquitoes, with implications for controlling mosquito-borne diseases.

The conventional wisdom about where many mosquitoes lay their eggs — in standing water — is not always true, according to a study conducted at the University of Florida.

Research into a diverse group of mosquitoes shows that many, if not most, regularly lay their eggs on a variety of surfaces and in a surprising location: above nearby water. The findings run counter to scientific generalizations about the mosquitoes' egg-laying habits and may complicate the work of researc

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