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Aedes albopictus (forest day mosquito)

Synonyms: Culex albopictus (homotypic); Stegomyia nigritia; Stegomyia quasinigritia; Stegomyia samarensis

Wikipedia Abstract

Aedes albopictus (Stegomyia albopicta), from the mosquito (Culicidae) family, also known as (Asian) tiger mosquito or forest mosquito, is a mosquito native to the tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia; however, in the past few decades, this species has spread to many countries through the transport of goods and international travel. It is characterized by its black-and-white-striped legs, and small black-and-white-striped body.
View Wikipedia Record: Aedes albopictus

Invasive Species

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Speed [1]  1.23 MPH (0.55 m/s)


Prey / Diet




Parasitized by 
Dirofilaria immitis (Heartworm)[4]
Dirofilaria repens[4]
Setaria cervi[4]
Setaria labiatopapillosa[4]

External References

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1Wikipedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
2Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0