Stegomyia albopicta

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N: 1. Scientific name for mosquito tiger or Aedes albopictus.
2. The mosquito Stegomyia albopicta, previously Aedes albopictus (Reinert & Harbach 2005), originating from Southeast Asia, has
undergone a noteworthy expansion of its range in the last few decades (Hawley 1988). Mainly with the help of the international used tyre
trade, the so-called “Asian tiger mosquito” has been able to travel across very large distances and between continents (Reiter 1998).
3. Two invasive (non-native) mosquito species have recently been found in several California cities (see map below) and there is a potential for them to spread into other areas of California. They are named Aedes aegypti (the yellow fever mosquito) and Aedes albopictus (the Asian tiger mosquito). Unlike most native mosquito species, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus bite during the day. Both species are small black mosquitoes with white stripes on their back and on their legs. They can lay eggs in any small artificial or natural container that holds water.

S: 1 & 2. (last access: 24 June 2016); FCB. 3. (last access: 24 June 2016).

SYN: Aedes albopictus, mosquito tiger.

S: (last access: 24 June 2016); (last access: 24 June 2016).

CR: chikungunya, dengue, yellow fever, Zika virus.