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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Accidental import of a vector species--In 1985, the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) was accidentally introduced into the U.
Italy has also recorded drastic changes in its climate since 2007, aiding the spread of the Asian tiger mosquito and resulting in a number of instances of mosquito-borne diseases in the country.
The Asian tiger mosquito, which can bite dozens of times a minute and originates from Asia, was spotted for the first time in the Paris region last year, 10 years after the first specimen was signalled in France, in the southeast of the country.
The Asian tiger mosquito, or Aedes albopictus, drinks blood to survive and lives in a variety of climates.
Researchers soon figured out that the African chikungunya that hit Reunion had mutated to thrive inside a new carrier, the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus (SN: 6/29/13, p.
Geospatial analysis of invasion of the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus: competition with Aedes japonicus japonicus in its northern limit area in Japan.
Species such as the Asian tiger mosquito can spread dengue fever and chikungunya - a virus that causes fever and sparks joint pains lasting for years.
Queensland scientist has commenced breeding the Asian tiger mosquito in preparation against possible invasion in the near future, AAP reported.
The report says suitable habitat for the Asian Tiger Mosquito, which can transmit West Nile virus and other diseases, is expected to increase dramatically by the end of the decade.
The researchers have also tested three additional insect species - the Asian Tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus, the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, and the jewel wasp Nasonia vitripennis - and found that their sperm also contain odorant receptors.
And for those who have been contacting me about my 'secret' insect repellent, I have also been told that the Asian tiger mosquito could also soon arrive from the Continent.

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