Mosquitos are not going to win any popularity contest, in fact, they are regarded as pests carrying diseases far and wide. Why would we want to learn how to draw mosquitos? No reason except that they are one of the most common and recognizable insects in the world. While most artists bypass them as almost like flies, mosquitos look drastically different than flies when you go close up. We draw so sooooo so many animal tutorials here and you know what? God loves all creatures – that includes the less popular mosquito. Now let’ start from the top in just 8 simple steps!
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✏️ TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
- How-To-Draw Template – International (A4) or U.S. Size (8.5×11 in)
- Sketching Pencil
- Polymer Eraser
- Outline Marker
- Coloring Tools
🎨 Parents: The only tools you need for these how-to-draw tutorials are: eraser, pencil, and a piece of paper. But – if you have them around – a sketching pencil makes for fainter and softer lines that help kids build fine motor accuracy. I also recommend going over the sketch pencil with a black outline marker when you’re done for a neater finish. Lastly, erase the pencil marks before adding color.
Interesting Mosquito Facts for Kids
- Mosquito, for “little fly,” is Spanish.
- Worldwide, there are about 3,500 known mosquito species.
- It is possible to locate mosquitoes on every continent, to consider Antarctica and a few subpolar and polar climate areas.
- Mosquitoes have four life phases. They’re a fetus, a larva, a pupa, a grown-up.
- In humans, mosquito bites produce scratching. This is that after a mosquito bite, the venom of a mosquito is an anti-coagulant and is transmitted to you.
- The only ones who feed on blood are female mosquitoes. Not all species of female mosquitoes that feed on blood can feed exclusively on aphid honeydew, nectar, and plant juices, both male and female.
- A particular host is chosen by female mosquitoes who feed on blood.
- The carbon dioxide, lactic acid, and octanol they emit localize their prey to female mosquitoes who feed on blood.
- Mosquitoes are commonly considered to be vectors for certain pathogens (the ability to transmit diseases).
- It is understood that yellow fever mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) spread yellow fever to humans and many other diseases. It is understood that mosquitoes that are part of the genus Anopheles spread malaria.
- The Western Nile Virus, Zika dengue fever, Chikungunya, and Lymphatic filariasis are several other diseases believed to be spread by mosquitoes.
- To monitor mosquitoes and avoid the transmission of diseases, several strategies are used. Insect repellent is the most common one. Any city can drop pellets of insecticides into sewage systems to remove abandoned tires that have been used.
- Mosquitoes are known to have killed more humans than any other species. Per year, about 700,000 people suffer from mosquito-borne illnesses.
- The most astounding truth is that mosquitoes are responsible for the deaths of nearly half of the people who have ever existed.