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!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by adding four long, thin oval shapes to the left of your page, and add smaller shapes inside each of these.
Now, add a curved shape with a tail on the left to the right of these, and add two small circles inside.
Bring bumpy lines up and across to create a curved “tail”…
And add a small, curved point to the end of this “tail”.
Now, add a horseshoe shape to the left of this point.
Add small, horizontal marks all up the center of this shape, and then divide this into sections with curved lines on the sides.
Add a series of three small marks to the edges of each “bump” of the body.
Add a circle to the right, and then add a smaller circle to the top of this.
Add a small “arrow” shape above this…
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.
Add a curved line across the back of this, and add small, horizontal marks.
Now, add curved lines to the side of this, and behind the eye shape.
Add a tall, thin shape to the right of this, and add points to the top and bottom, as well as the right side.
Add two short, curved lines to the left of this, and add short marks to the length.
Add a small circle shape to connect these shapes, and then add two smaller circles inside.
Add a curved line to the bottom left of this shape…
And then two tall, pointed wings to the right, taking these to the top right-hand corner of the page.
Add lines to these shapes -to the wings – to divide them into sections.
Now, add angled lines to the bottom of the body for the legs of the mosquito.
Now, add lines all across the main body…
Use a black pen for the eyes on the second, third, and fourth shapes, and the space below the face on the last stage.
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.
Use an orange pen for the main bodies of the second and third stages, and the hole in the ovals of the first stage.
Use a gray pencil for the body of the mosquito in the final stage…
And then use a red pen to add arrows between each of the stages.
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.