Aedes albopictus


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Related to Aedes albopictus: genus Aedes, Aedes vexans

A·e·des al·bo·pic·'tus

mosquito species widespread in Pacific basin; recently seen in the Americas; an important vector of dengue fever and likely also of West Nile virus.

Aedes albopictus

A mosquito of the family Culicidae, which is a vector for dengue fever, dengue haemorrhagic fever, Japanese encephalitis, LaCrosse encephalitis, yellow fever viruses, and eastern, western, and Venezuelan encephalitides..
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Culex pipiens larvae spent a longer time (117 [+ or -] 113.99 sec) in this behavioural state compared to Anopheles stephensi (5.71 [+ or -] 5.03 sec) or Aedes albopictus (19.15 [+ or -] 19.08 sec).
It is well-known that a habit of aedes albopictus mosquitoes is to their lay their eggs in dry areas in anticipation of heavy rainfall.
In fact, the mosquito could have arrived with Aedes albopictus via movement of goods along interstate and water transportation routes.
Aedes albopictus was first collected in summer 1990, and became the most prevalent species (greatest percent of vases occupied) in 1994.
Ryan, a professor of medical geography at the University of Florida, studied the possible outcomes of the adaptation of the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus with temperature changes throughout the ages.
The A226V mutation promotes increased infectivity of the midgut, dissemination to the salivary glands, and transmission of the virus by Aedes albopictus mosquitoes (23-25).
Aedes albopictus eggs were obtained from a laboratory colony maintained at the Urban Entomology facility, Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, People's Republic of China.
Table-2: Bioactivity of the compounds to the 4th instar larva of Aedes albopictus after 24h.
Aedes albopictus is probably the most successful invasive mosquito species and it has been rapidly spreading globally, primarily through the trade in tires and lucky bamboo, arriving by ship and then spreading along highways.