Learn all about mosquito and larvae observations.

Department of State Student Videos

From the GLOBE Implementation Office - GLOBE student videos on mosquitoes!

Using the Clip-on magnifier

Setting up a clip-on magnifier using a cellphone to take mosquito photos

Dr. Rusty Low

Water sampling using a scoop

Mosquito larvae hang out near the surface of quiet, still water. Learn how to use a homemade scoop to skim the surface.

Location, source, and count

Entering your location, water source, and any mosquito larvae observations is easy.

Identifying mosquitoes!

Did you know there is a step-by-step guide in the app to help you identify the genus of your mosquito larvae!

Uploading Observations

In this video learn how you can upload one or all of your observations and mosquito larvae photos to the cloud. This is a super important step!

Dump the water

Dr. Low explains why, and if is possible, eliminate the water source.

Calling all Citizen Scientists

Knowing your mosquitos has never been more important than it is today. The range of mosquitoes who carry potentially deadly diseases such as dengue, yellow fever, malaria, and West Nile has expanded exponentially in the past 20 years. As a science engaged public, we can expand the data available to public health officials and scientists - learn how.

Automated GLOBE Photo Downloader and Web Scraper

This tool utilizes Pycharm to quickly and efficiently download thousands of land cover photos from GLOBE’s database using GLOBE’s API, a similar, but separate program that allows scientists to download a .csv file of the location of users’ GLOBE Land Cover photos and the associated information such as the modified UNESCO code.

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