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Mosquito Population by Country 2024

In the book The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator, author Timothy C. Winegard estimates that there could be around 110 trillion mosquitoes in the world. Some global mosquito population estimates are in the quadrillions. No one knows for sure as they are impossible to count and only live for a short time.

The male mosquito lives for up to 10 days. The female mosquito can live for up to nine weeks. Unhatched eggs can lay dormant for up to eight months. Once the eggs experience enough water, from rain, flooding, and humidity, they hatch.

There are approximately 3,500 different species of mosquitoes worldwide. Most mosquito bites are annoying, but not deadly. Only a few species transmit diseases to humans—about 12 species cause most human deaths. Mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, yellow fever, and dengue kill millions of people, making the mosquito the greatest human killer in the world.

Mosquitoes are found in every country in the world except for Iceland and the continent of Antarctica. Scientists need to understand exactly why Iceland is mosquito-free. It could be the freezing temperatures followed by the thawing or the Icelandic soil's chemical composition. Antarctica is too cold for mosquitoes, and there is no food source that would allow mosquitoes to survive.

The countries with the greatest populations of mosquitoes (in the order of the highest populations first) are Brazil, Indonesia, Australia, and the Philippines.

The countries with the greatest number of mosquito species are Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Mosquitoes are the deadliest threat to humans. Estimated deaths caused by mosquito-borne illnesses are 2.7 million per year. Unfortunately, most of the deaths are children. Mosquitoes are responsible for billions of human deaths.

The countries with the highest rate of deaths from malaria are in Africa. These areas have high mosquito populations that transmit the disease. The top ten (in order of the most deaths) are Burkina Faso, Benin, Liberia, Mali, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Mozambique, and Guinea.

In the United States, three mosquito genera are causing most of the disease transmission problem. The Aedes genus spreads dengue fever. The Anopheles genus spreads malaria, and the Culex genus spreads the West Nile Virus.

The top ten states in the United States with the greatest mosquito population are: 1) Florida, 2) Texas, 3) Louisiana, 4) Georgia, 5) North Carolina, 6) Alabama, 7) South Dakota, 8) Oklahoma, 9) Montana, and 10) Virginia.

  • While exact mosquito populations are uncounted in many countries, the number of species inhabiting each country is more easily tracked.

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Country
Mosquito Species
Endemic Species
Total Species Type
Brazil447148394
Indonesia439108201
Malaysia41575306
Thailand3795986
India33853271
Philippines294128233
Panama26435185
Colombia2512861
DR Congo2482682
China23885128
Venezuela2384091
Australia231135219
French Guiana2242754
Uganda2162088
Mexico2113491
Kenya2032757
Papua New Guinea18758192
Argentina1832794
South Africa1783737
United States17531186
Nepal1721
Cameroon1723636
Suriname161559
Nigeria1591373
Bolivia157722
Costa Rica154745
Madagascar14890112
Vietnam147911
Angola1401930
Tanzania1381528
Sudan137147
Sri Lanka1371754
Cambodia137717
Peru129418
Ghana126167
Japan1243867
Trinidad and Tobago122256
Ecuador1182334
Bangladesh11315
Russia1121313
Mozambique10918
Taiwan1051856
Guatemala105317
Zimbabwe10131
Singapore100231
Ethiopia99714
Ivory Coast951319
Sierra Leone94234
Republic of the Congo9199
Belize9115
Pakistan89316
Liberia8916
Guyana84322
Myanmar83113
Central African Republic8367
Honduras8224
Nicaragua819
Canada77141
Burkina Faso7722
Gabon7214
Zambia7117
Senegal6956
El Salvador6918
Paraguay638
Spain5716
Jamaica571745
Iran5613
Greece5510
Romania5412
Uruguay5411
South Korea5315
North Korea5315
Turkey5025
Laos5027
Morocco4825
Cuba48627
Slovakia48
France46231
Czech Republic42
Italy4129
Dominican Republic41120
Gambia4012
Poland39
Malawi3911
Bulgaria39
Benin3711
Israel3615
Algeria35320
Portugal3536
Puerto Rico355
Botswana3512
Germany3320
Ukraine311
Comoros3188
Iraq303
Yemen3023
Saudi Arabia2811
Syria281
Egypt2719
Haiti272
Sweden2727
Guinea2613
Jordan26
Tajikistan261
Hungary261
Latvia25
Fiji251316
Vanuatu25811
United Kingdom2421
Mali241
Namibia2423
Somalia2323
Togo234
Serbia231
Finland233
Montenegro23
Afghanistan22
Djibouti221
New Caledonia2167
Lebanon203
Georgia20
Mongolia20
Bosnia and Herzegovina191
Equatorial Guinea192
Bahamas19111
Micronesia19912
Denmark1816
Tunisia172
Grenada1738
Chad163
Norway162
New Zealand161212
Mauritius16411
Palau1666
Kazakhstan1534
Rwanda1524
Croatia15
Luxembourg15
Maldives15
Austria144
Guadeloupe145
Seychelles1468
Chile13616
Burundi134
Mauritania13
Albania131
Saint Lucia1316
Tonga1335
Uzbekistan1123
Oman1112
Niger1011
Netherlands102
Belgium10
Libya10
Eritrea1013
Dominica103
Armenia9
Lithuania9
Cyprus91
Sao Tome and Principe977
Azerbaijan822
Kyrgyzstan8
Turkmenistan88
Slovenia8
Brunei811
Tuvalu8
Ireland71
Moldova7
Lesotho7
Estonia7
French Polynesia755
Antigua and Barbuda74
Belarus6
Switzerland6
Martinique63
American Samoa634
Bahrain51
Eswatini5
Barbados52
Guam514
Kiribati5
Montserrat51
Nauru4
United Arab Emirates3
Cape Verde322
Saint Kitts and Nevis3
Reunion212
Malta21
Greenland22
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines13
Bermuda11
Wallis and Futuna1
Niue11
Macau1
Mayotte6
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Which country has most number of mosquitoes?

The countries that have been recorded as having the most species of mosquitos are Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. However, Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Brazil are home to the most endemic.

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