Even though larger mosquito populations were found in poorer neighborhoods, the Asian tiger mosquito
found places to breed in higher-income neighborhoods too.
Testing predictions of displacement of native Aedes by the invasive Asian tiger mosquito
Aedes albopictus in Florida, USA.
What we in North America have to worry about is whether the Asian tiger mosquito
can become a more effective transmitter of the virus to humans.
How far Zika can spread in temperate regions of the Americas, Europe, and Asia depends on the spreading or vector efficiency of a second Aedes species, the Asian tiger mosquito
, Aedes albopictus.
This mutation was found to enable CHIKV variants to be efficiently transmitted by the Asian tiger mosquito
The Asian tiger mosquito
, or Aedes albopictus, drinks blood to survive and lives in a variety of climates.
For a directly relevant example, the invasive Asian tiger mosquito
Aedes albopictus (Skuse) has the highest abundance in peridomestic environments (Barker et al.
Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito
, native to Asia is an invasive species.
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.
Chikungunya, which hitches a ride on the ever expanding Asian tiger mosquito
and can cause high fever, fatigue, headache, nausea, muscle and joint pain, and a nasty rash in humans, comes from tropical Africa and Asia.
Southern regions of England may become warm enough to support mosquitoes, like the Asian Tiger Mosquito
, that have the potential to spread diseases," says Dr James Logan from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Others, like the black rat and the Asian tiger mosquito
, hitched a ride and did their thing, often to our detriment.
Chikungunya has as an additional vector, the Asian tiger mosquito