Mosquito Resource Library


Build a Mosquito Trap

Build a simple trap to capture mosquito eggs and larvae using recycled and inexpensive materials.

Mosquito Tellers

Collection of 5 different versions of the hands-on Mosquito Teller.

Full Color Version

Blank, DIY Version

Grayscale, Low-Ink Version


Reference Materials

Know Your Mosquitoes

Comparative guide to GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper Taxa.

Larval Body Parts

Comparative illustrations of mosquito anatomy at all life stages.

Mosquito FAQs

Frequently asked questions about mosquitoes and the mosquito habitat mapper.

Step-by-Step Mosquito Habitat Mapper Tutorial

Step-by-step illustrated guide to collecting specimens and observations with the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper.


Predicting Malaria Outbreaks with NASA Satellites

University researchers have turned to data from NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites, which are able to track the types of human and environmental events that typically precede an outbreak. With funding from NASA’s Applied Sciences Program, they are working in partnership with the Peruvian government to develop a system that uses satellite and other data to help forecast outbreaks at the household level months in advance and prevent outbreaks.

Link to video on NASA's Science Visualization Studio

Mosquito Meets MODIS

South Dakota is the U.S. hotspot for West Nile disease. Scientists and public health officials there developed a way to use environmental data from NASA satellites to forecast the risk of West Nile. They’re giving people working on preventing the disease an important new tool for protecting the population.

Link to NASA Video on YouTube

GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper

GLOBE Observer's Mosquito Habitat Mapper will show you how to identify and document where mosquitoes are breeding.

Link to GLOBE Observer Video on YouTube


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Books for Kids

Books for Teens and Adults