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Asian Tiger Mosquito

Asian tiger mosquitoScientific name: Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1895)

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:

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Federal Government

Information on Aedes albopictus
DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Introduction History; Distribution

Aedes albopictus in the United States: Ten-Year Presence and Public Health Implications (Emerging Infectious Disease, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1997)
DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Legal Aspects

Aedes albopictus
Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
Taxonomy

Mosquitoes - Integrated Pest Management Manual
DOI. National Park Service.
Identification/Description; Impacts; Life Cycle; Dispersion; Controls; Special Note: Excellent references section

Aedes albopictus Article Citation Search - AGRICOLA Database
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Research; Special Note: NAL Catalog Search (resources)

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State Government

Asian Tiger Mosquito: Prevention and Control
Illinois Department of Public Health. Environmental Health.
Identification/Description; Illustrations; Impacts; Life Cycle; Controls

The Asian Tiger Mosquito in Maryland
Maryland Department of Agriculture. Plant Industries and Pest Management.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls; Special Note: Public Health Importance and Surveillance of Tiger Mosquitoes

Asian Tiger Mosquito Facts
Pender County Public Works (North Carolina). Mosquito Control Division.
Identification/Description; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle

The Asian Tiger Mosquito (Jul 2007; PDF | 529 KB)
Fairfax County Health Department (Virginia).
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Habitat; Controls

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University/Academic

Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus
University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution

Asian Tiger Mosquito
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Identification/Description; Introduction History; Impacts; Special Note: Featured Creatures Publication

The Asian Tiger Mosquito in Florida (PDF | 68 KB)
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Identification/Description; Introduction History; Distribution; Controls

Aedes albopictus (Skuse) and The Asian Tiger Mosquito in New Jersey (PDF | 88 KB)
Rutgers State University of New Jersey. Entomology.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion

Asian Tiger Mosquito - Entomology Insect Information Series (PDF | 137 KB)
Clemson University. Cooperative Extension Service.
Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Controls

The Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus): Spatial, Ecological, and Human Implications in Southeast Virginia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Digital Library and Archives.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls; Research; Legal Aspects; Special Note: Diffusion maps of the Asian Tiger Mosquito via U.S. major Roads/Interstates from 1986-1997

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International

Aedes albopictus - Invasive Species Compendium
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI).
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Asian Tiger Mosquito
Pests and Diseases Image Library (Australia).
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Distribution

Aedes albopictus (insect) - ISSG Global Invasive Species Database
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

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Organizations

Aedes albopictus
Discover Life.
Identification/Description; Introduction History; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Asian tiger mosquito
Guide to Invasive Species of the Galveston Bay Area.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Ferocious Tiger Mosquito Invades the United States (Jul 30, 2001)
National Geographic Society.
Introduction History; Impacts

Aedes albopictus
TexasInvasives.org.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls; Legal Aspects

Citations

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.

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: Jul 12, 2014
 
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