Mosquitoes Damion Snodgrass

A modern example of adaptation and evolution is the mosquitoes that reside down in India and surrounding areas. They are immune to a substance known as DDT; which was used to kill them.

This is a visual representation of what happened when they started killing mosquitoes with DDT.

The reason that they adapted is because the chemical known as DDT or (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane) was used to kill the mosquitoes in the area, but some had a tolerance to it. These mosquitoes adapted and now the mosquitoes are resistant and immune to the chemical.

The reason that this is a modern example of evolution is because the mosquitoes adapted with the weak dying and, through natural selection, the strongest and immune mosquitoes surviving.

"DDT - A Brief History and Status." EPA. Environmental Protection Agency, 22 Nov. 2016. Web. 04 May 2017.

Miller, Elizabeth. "DDT-resistant Mosquitoes Spread Malaria." Mosquito reviews., 2012. Web. 04 May 2017.

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