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How To Draw A Mosquito (Easy!)

Here’s a tutorial for how to draw an easy mosquito in just a few basic steps.

This simple guide will have you quickly make a cartoon mosquito picture.

When it comes down to it, you can easily draw all objects once you break them down into separate shapes.

We’ve done that for you to have you on your way.

Picture of a line drawing of a mosquito that is finished from a  tutorial for how to draw one. Mosquito is colored in.

Here’s a fun fact, did you know it’s only female mosquitoes who bite? They can sense you are human and a food source from carbon dioxide.

For more fun mosquito facts, check out the bottom of the page.

When you finish, feel free to add more details, like coloring in your mosquito, and background elements, like trees and flowers.

Or other insects like the wasp in this tutorial or our butterfly, bumblebee, or ant.

Drwing Supplies You’ll Need

  • Pencil
  • Sheet of paper
  • An eraser
  • Pencil sharpener

Optional Materials

  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers

How To Draw An Easy Mosquito Step By Step 

All the steps for how to draw an easy mosquito. Each part to draw in each step is marked with a dotted line.

Step 1. Draw The Mosquito’s Head

A circle drawn in a dotted line is the mosquitos head in this first step.

Let’s start with the head! Draw a circle to represent the mosquito’s head.

Step 2. Add The Thorax

A smaller dotted circle is drawn over the head circle.

Next is the thorax. Draw a smaller circle overlapping the top left side of the head circle.

It should rest just a bit above the bottom of the head circle.

Step 3. Draw The Abdomen

An egg-shaped oval  showing the mosquito's abdomen is drawn connected to the small circle.

Now for the mosquito’s abdomen. First, erase any parts of the thorax circle that overlap.

Then, draw an oval that’s narrow on one end and wider on the other, attaching it to the thorax. It looks like an egg!

Step 4. Put In The Band Lines

Band lines are drawn vertically in dotted lines down the abdomen of the mosquito.

Mosquitoes have cool band lines on their bodies. Draw these lines in a curve from the top to the bottom of the thorax, making four evenly-spaced arcs.

Step 5. Draw The Facial Details

This step shows dotted circles for the insect's eyes and lines for the mouth.

Draw two large circles for the eyes at the top of the head. They should overlap the top and sides of the head.

Then, for the mouth, draw a wide, curved line that dips down on one side, giving our mosquito a bit of a smile.

Finish with a narrower curve below the bottom of the mouth.

Step 6. Add The Antennae and Proboscis

Long banana shaped dotted lines mark where the mosquito's antennae and nose are drawn.

Now, let’s draw the antennae and the mosquito’s needle, called a proboscis (beak).

The antennae are two lines that lean away from each other above the head, getting closer at the ends.

The beak is a longer line that starts between the eyes and points down just a bit.

Step 7. Sketch The Wings

The mosquito wings are drawn as  long, wide ovals and are dotted in this step 7.

For the wings, draw a large, wide oval coming out from the middle of the thorax, slanting backward.

Add another wing behind the first one, starting at the point where the head and thorax meet

Step 8. Create The Wing Details

Long thin lines are drawn in the middle of each wing.

Let’s detail those wings! Add two lines in the front wing: one long line starting at the thorax and a shorter one in between.

For the back wing, draw one line in the middle, about three-fourths the length of the wing.

Step 9. Draw The Legs

Long curves are drawn to show the legs of the bug.

Mosquitoes have six long legs. Draw two curves for the back legs, one for each middle leg, and two for the front legs.

Step 10. Sketch The Mosquito’s Feet

Small thin ovals mark the mosquito's feet.

Finally, add small oval shapes at the ends of each leg for the feet, mostly starting at the front of each leg.

Mosquito Fun Facts

  • Mosquitoes don’t bite with teeth; they use a needle-like beak to draw blood.
  • Those itchy spots from a mosquito bite? That’s an allergic reaction to their saliva.
  • To keep mosquitoes at bay, eliminate standing water where they love to breed.
  • Mosquitoes can spread diseases like Zika, Dengue, and Yellow fever, so protecting yourself from bites is important.

Now you’ve learned how to draw a mosquito and some interesting facts about these tiny creatures.

How to Draw A Mosquito (Easy!)

You can easily learn how to draw a mosquito with this simple and fun drawing tutorial. A fun step by step guide.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener


  • Optional:
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils


  1. First Draw A Circle For The Head of The Mosquito
  2. Make The Thorax As A Smaller Circle
  3. Add The Abdomen Which Is An Long Oval That Connects To The Small Circle
  4. Create The Band Lines Which Are Arc-Shaped
  5. Draw The Eyes And Mouth
  6. Add The Antennae and Proboscis Which Are Both Long Parallel Lines That Taper Together
  7. Draw The Wings Of The Mosquito As Long Ovals That Start At The Thorax
  8. Create The Wing Details By Drawing The Inner Lines Inside
  9. Draw The Legs As Long Curves. There Are 6 Of Them
  10. Add The Oval-Shaped Feet At The Bottom Of Each Leg

Don’t forget to Pin it for later!

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