Where and how mosquitoes overwinter?
It is known that female mosquitoes on average, can live from 114 to 119 days given the fact that the conditions for their existence are favorable, namely: the air temperature needs to stay between 10-15 °C. the higher the temperature, the shorter the life of komarichi. Male mosquitoes, regardless of the external factors, only live for about 19 days. It should be noted that how long the warm season, can live female mosquitoes.
But there are some types of komari that hibernate in winter. Mosquitoes in the winter are in the water, and that is where their life begins. In winter, the mosquitoes live in other forms, eggs, larvae and pupae. Female lays eggs in the ponds with stagnant water, where they develop further. From the moment of birth before the mosquito becomes an adult individual, capable of flying, is just nine to fourteen days. Adults spend their entire lives, namely summer and autumn, on land. Further, all male mosquitoes die and female-mosquitoes (and not all) travel to the waters to wait out the winter and spring to lay eggs for a new life.
Where and how to spend the winter flies?
Where winter mosquitoes are found, but where wait the cold time flies? Flies, unlike mosquitoes, which are obsolete in the summer, do hibernate, or to be more precise, this process is called suspended animation. It is known that the lifespan of adult flies for about a month, but many insects of this sub-species able to live much longer. For example, a fly that fell into a sleep, able to survive six months or more. With the onset of the first frost flies hide in various cracks, window frames and other secret places, where throughout the winter period keeps an even cool temperature. In these areas, they overwinter in a state of hibernation.
Able to winter not only adult flies, but the larvae they lay the day before. When the first rays of the sun penetrate into the room where you sleep flies, insects come alive, and the larvae and pupae continue their development. Everyone knows the expression: goes sleepy, like a fly. Indeed, when the fly wakes up after a long hibernation, she initially goes, just like the sleepy, reeling from one side to the other. After some time, the insects develop and begin to live a new spring / summer life.