Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Aedes
Family: Culicidae (Insecta/Diptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
albopictus
NOTES

A small to medium-sized mosquito with a wingspan of about 5.5.mm. It is an invasive species (NEMBA Category 1b) which originates from South-east Asia.


AUTHORITY
(Skuse, 1894)
Sub Author
Conservation
Invader Category 1
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: The body is patterned in black and white and the legs have distinctive narrow white bands on them
Colour: Patterned
Common Name
Asian tiger mosquito
Forest mosquito
Mosquito
Habitat
NOTES: Found in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Disease carrier
Transmits diseases such as West Nile virus, yellow fever virus, Zika virus, dengue fever and Chikungunya fever
Toxic
Bites cause severe itching
Months
November
All year
Synonyms for Species
Culex albopictus



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