How to Draw and Label the Life Cycle of a Mosquito

Mosquitos may be annoying, but they form a key part of many ecosystems, and learning more about them is an important part of understanding and appreciating the natural world – so let’s get started!


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Start by adding four long, thin oval shapes to the left of your page, and add smaller shapes inside each of these.


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Now, add a curved shape with a tail on the left to the right of these, and add two small circles inside.


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Bring bumpy lines up and across to create a curved “tail”…


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And add a small, curved point to the end of this “tail”.


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Now, add a horseshoe shape to the left of this point.


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Add small, horizontal marks all up the center of this shape, and then divide this into sections with curved lines on the sides.


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Add a series of three small marks to the edges of each “bump” of the body.


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Add a circle to the right, and then add a smaller circle to the top of this.


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Add a small “arrow” shape above this…


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And bring a line down from the bottom of this towards the bottom right-hand corner, across to the left, and then down in a bumpy “tail”. Bring the bottom of this up and across to meet the arrow shape.


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Add a curved line across the back of this, and add small, horizontal marks.


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Now, add curved lines to the side of this, and behind the eye shape.


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Add a tall, thin shape to the right of this, and add points to the top and bottom, as well as the right side.


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Add two short, curved lines to the left of this, and add short marks to the length.


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Add a small circle shape to connect these shapes, and then add two smaller circles inside.


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Add a curved line to the bottom left of this shape…


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And then two tall, pointed wings to the right, taking these to the top right-hand corner of the page.


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Add lines to these shapes -to the wings – to divide them into sections.


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Now, add angled lines to the bottom of the body for the legs of the mosquito.


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Now, add lines all across the main body…


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Use a black pen for the eyes on the second, third, and fourth shapes, and the space below the face on the last stage.


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Use a brown pen for the outline of the ovals on the first stage, the head and tail on the second stage, and the point on the top of the third stage.


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Use an orange pen for the main bodies of the second and third stages, and the hole in the ovals of the first stage.


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Use a gray pencil for the body of the mosquito in the final stage…


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And then use a red pen to add arrows between each of the stages.


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Now, add labels to the bottom of each stage – from left to right: “EGGS”, “LARVA”, “PUPA”, and “ADULT MOSQUITO”.


And there we have it – your very own lifecycle of a mosquito to learn and study. Why not learn a little more about these creatures – there is more to learn than you may think.

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