Mosquitoes Life Spans in St Petersburg
The life span of the mosquito varies widely. In some species about one third of the adult population dies daily. While the typical male lives only for about two weeks the female may survive up to six months or more depending on the species in the time of year.
In the short run, an adult mosquito can emerge from the pupae stage within a week to 10 days from the time the eggs are laid. In some cases where the environment is not right for development, this process can run as long as a year from the time the eggs are laid until the mature adult mosquito emerges.
Environment is the factor for increasing the generations of breeding and maturing mosquito populations. During the wet warm months of spring and summer and into the fall is very easy to produce 3 to 4 generations of mature biting mosquitoes annually. The environment in St Petersburg Bay seems to be one that was made for mosquito proliferation.