Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1895) (ITIS)
Asian tiger mosquito
Asia (Benedict et al. 2007)
Late 1800s (Hawaii); 1985 (Continental U.S.) (Moore and Mitchell 1997)
Arrived accidentally in tires imported from Asia (Moore and Mitchell 1997)
Has aggressive daytime human-biting behavior and ability to vector many viruses, including West Nile virus (Benedict et al. 2007)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
State and Local Government
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 Mar 12, 2023].
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).