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Asian Tiger Mosquito

Asian tiger mosquitoScientific name: Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1895) (ITIS; name is valid but unverified)

Common name: Asian tiger mosquito

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Native To: Asia (Benedict et al. 2007)

Date of U.S. Introduction: Late 1800s (Hawaii); 1985 (Continental U.S.) (Moore and Mitchell 1997)

Means of Introduction: Arrived accidentally in tires imported from Asia (Moore and Mitchell 1997)

Impact: Has aggressive daytime human-biting behavior and ability to vector many viruses, including West Nile virus (Benedict et al. 2007)

Current U.S. Distribution:

  • Disease Maps - Dynamic Map Viewer
    DOI. United States Geological Survey; DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Maps updated to present. Select data by disease (WN), vector (mosquito), state, and year (includes historical data from 2003).
  • West Nile Virus - Statistics & Maps
    DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Includes final annual and cumulative maps & data from 1999.



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Featured Creatures - Asian tiger mosquito
University of Florida. Entomology and Nematology Department

Texas Invasives Database - Aedes albopictus

Invasive Species Compendium - Aedes albopictus
CAB International.

Global Invasive Species Database - Aedes albopictus (insect)
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.



Asian Tiger Mosquito: Prevention and Control
Illinois Department of Public Health. Environmental Health.

The Asian Tiger Mosquito in Maryland
Maryland Department of Agriculture. Plant Industries and Pest Management.

Asian Tiger Mosquito Facts
Pender County Public Works (North Carolina). Mosquito Control Division.


Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus
University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.

Asian Tiger Mosquito
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Asian Tiger Mosquito
Rutgers State University of New Jersey. Center for Vector Biology.

Asian Tiger Mosquito - Entomology Insect Information Series (PDF | 137 KB)
Clemson University. Cooperative Extension Service.


Asian tiger mosquito
Guide to Invasive Species of the Galveston Bay Area (Texas).


Benedict, M.Q., R.S. Levine, W.A. Hawley, and L.P. Lounibos. 2007. Spread of the tiger: global risk of invasion by the mosquito Aedes albopictus. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 7(1):76-85.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Aedes albopictus. [Accessed Feb 28, 2015].

Moore, C.G., and C.J. Mitchell. 1997. Aedes albopictus in the United States: ten-year presence and public health implications. Emerging Infectious Diseases 3(3).

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Last Modified: Sep 18, 2015
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