NSW Arbovirus Surveillance & Vector Monitoring Program
Mosquito Larvae Photos 1 
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Aedes, Anopheles and Culex larvae Aedes, Anopheles and Culex larvae. An indication of the genera of mosquito larvae can be made from the length of the siphon. Anopheles have very short siphons (see below also), while Culex tend to have the longest siphons.
Aedes, Culex and pupa Aedes, Culex larvae and pupa. Both Aedes and Culex larvae hang down from the water surface at an angle. Compare this with Anopheles larvae below.
Anopheles instars Anopheles instars (larvae stages).  Mosquito larvae go through 4 growth stages known as instars, before moulting to the pupal stage.

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