Tips to do useful photos in science and management

Focus on the head and the thorax of the mosquito

The tiger mosquito and the yellow fever are differentiated by its drawing in the thorax. The tiger mosquito has a single white stripe, while the yellow fever mosquito has a lyre-shaped drawing. When sending observations with the app make mainly visible the thorax and, if you can, also the abdomen and the legs.

Hold the mosquito from the legs

Make visible the thorax and if possible also the abdomen and legs

Download the Mosquito Alert photographer’s guide

Localize possible breeding sites

Tell us if you see stagnant water at the public road like water drains, ornamental fountains and public drinking fountains.

Show the breeding site and its characteristics with a general view

Add photos of the water or larvae


Learn how to catch mosquitoes

Follow the steps and get the best photos of mosquitos

See more tricks


Consult the map of citizen observations