National Geographic : 1944 Feb
© National Geographic Society Ever Slap a Skeeter at the Seashore? Here Is Where the Villains Come From These salt-marsh mosquitoes (Aedes sollicitans) lay their eggs on damp ground, to hatch when high tides cover them. The newly hatched wigglers grow inthe water, for all mosquito larvae are aquatic. They are called wigglers because of the way they swim. Larvae havechanged topupae inlower right. When the adult mosquitoes emerge, they will head for the nearest summer resort. Every seaside vacationer knows what they dowhen they getthere.