Asian tiger mosquito


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Asian tiger mosquito

n.
A mosquito (Aedes albopictus), native to Asia and now distributed worldwide, that transmits dengue, heartworm, and other diseases.
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Noun1.Asian tiger mosquito - striped native of Japan thriving in southwestern and midwestern United States and spreading to the CaribbeanAsian tiger mosquito - striped native of Japan thriving in southwestern and midwestern United States and spreading to the Caribbean; potential carrier of serious diseases
mosquito - two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals
Aedes, genus Aedes - yellow-fever mosquitos
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They focused on Aedes albopictus, also known as the Asian tiger mosquito, which can carry dengue, chikungunya, Zika and West Nile virus.
Experts are warning of the return of the aggressive Asian Tiger mosquito this summer.
The Zika mosquito has a cousin--the cold-tolerant Southeast Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus)--which also transmits Zika, and is found into southern New England and across into the mid-Atlantic states.
Researchers used a new epidemiological model that analyzed how climate impacts the spread of Zika by both of its major vectors, the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) and the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus).
One potential explanation is the introduction of the invasive Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), hereafter called the tiger mosquito (15).
The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), widely found throughout Delaware including on many residential properties, carries West Nile virus and can possibly transmit Zika, too.
Caption: Asian tiger mosquito is proving deadly across many continents as a Zika virus carrier.
aegypti into its cousin Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito, which is more widespread in the cooler climates of the United States (SN Online: 5/16/16; SN: 6/29/13, p.
Aedes albopictus - aka the Asian tiger mosquito - is as far north as Los Angeles.
For many experts, the biggest potential threat is Aedes albopictus, otherwise known as the Asian tiger mosquito, which is expanding its range widely and is capable of spreading more than 25 viruses, including Zika.

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