General Description

Body with a rounded head and a cylindrical abdomen. Two tails (spiracles), or a tube (siphon), at the end of the abdomen. Up to 1 cm long.


Mosquito larvae often live near the surface, where they trap floating organic matter, mostly algae, by filtering the particles from the water.


Worldwide. Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Still water, including lakes, ponds and puddles.

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