Aedes albopictus


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Related to Aedes albopictus: genus Aedes, Aedes vexans
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Noun1.Aedes albopictus - striped native of Japan thriving in southwestern and midwestern United States and spreading to the CaribbeanAedes albopictus - 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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I describe here an application of a video technique used to study the behavioural time budgets of the larvae of three mosquito species, namely Aedes albopictus, Culex pipiens and Anopheles stephensi.
"The range of Aedes albopictus ('Asian tiger mosquito'), a secondary dengue vector related to the classical vector, Aedes aegypti, has been expanding globally at an alarming rate.
"The range of Aedes albopictus (the Asian tiger mosquito), a secondary dengue vector related to the classical vector, Aeries aegypti, has been expanding globally at an alarming rate.
Although aedes aegypti has so for long been considered to be the primary mosquito vector of CHIKV, aedes albopictus has been the incriminated vector during the recent epidemics in Reunion and Mauritius.
Aedes albopictus is a mosquito, native to Asia, that was introduced to North America during the 1980s (Hawley 1988, O'Meara et al.
Dengue is caused by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes.
But, another member of the genus aedes, aedes albopictus, which mostly lives in rural areas, can also transmit the dengue virus, if it gets infected with the virus from biting dengue patients, said Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research's former chief scientist Mushtaq Husain.
The CDC pointed out that both chikungunya fever and dengue fever are transmitted by the bites of infected Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes.
The mosquitoes targeted are a type that is particularly difficult to control called Aedes albopictus -- more popularly known as the Asian tiger mosquito -- which are a major vector for diseases including Zika and dengue.