Principal traits on the comparative biology of Anopheles, Aedes and Culex mosquitoes.
|Hematophagy||Only adult females are hematophagous|
|Number of blood meals||Each female generally takes several blood meals during its life, that can last several months|
|Egg clutch||After the digestion of a blood meal, the female clutches eggs in water collections|
|Preferential habitat||Preferentially rural but also suburban or urban, above all in Africa||Variable according to the species, but sometimes strictly urban|
|Day period of biting||Nocturnal (but some crepuscular species in South America)||Diurnal||Nocturnal|
|Modality of biting||A sole bite||Harasses its host until the meal is complete||Generally a sole bite|
|Aspect of the bite||Not painful, few inflammatory signs||Sensitive with inflammatory signs of more or less extent|
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