Mosquito Resource Library

Tutorials

MHM Infographic

A step-by-step infographic on the use of the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper tool.

Static PDF Infographic

Interactive ePub file (requires ePub reader)

Full Screen, Interactive Infographic


Step-by-Step Mosquito Habitat Mapper Tutorial

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


Activities

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

Beyond the Bite: Mosquito Disease Guide

This guide provides background information on the biology, pathology, and history of seven common mosquito-borne diseases: chikungunya, dengue, eastern equine encephalitis, malaria, West Nile virus, yellow fever, and Zika virus.

View the Guide


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.


Videos

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


Books

Use WorldCat to search libraries near you, read reviews, and find editions in different languages.

Books for Kids

Books for Teens and Adults

Books about Citizen Science

Zika Zine

The fictional mosquitoes in the Zika Zine do the same sorts of things as real Aedes mosquitoes, which carry Zika virus. Read the Zine, learn how Aedes mosquitoes live, and you’ll discover how to reduce the number of places where mosquitoes can survive. After you’ve read the Zika Zine, download the coloring pages, How to Draw Wanda in 9 Easy Steps and Make Your Own Zika Zine Comic to create your own mosquito pictures and stories.

Zika Zine Page

How to Draw Wanda in 9 Easy Steps (PDF)

Make Your Own Zika Zine Comic (PDF)