Asian Tiger Mosquito by Albert de Jesus, and Cesar Polanco

Name and Alias

Scientific name: Aedes Albopictus

Common Name: Asian Tiger Mosquito

Physical Description

Adults of this mosquito have black bodies with conspicuous white stripes, body length is approximately 0.5 centimeter


The Asian Tiger Mosquito came from northern Asia.

Method of Transportation

Arrived in America from northern Asia via shipment of used truck tires containing eggs and or larva.

Last Seen

Albopictus was last seen in the U.S in 2010.
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The Asian Tiger Mosquito spread deceases like dengue fever, West Nile fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis.


Spraying your backyard with an insecticidal fog or mist that's effective but only for a short time.