Tiger Mosquito
12 March 2001
(in the wake of an NPR feature, I did some searching for useful sites...)

 Aedes albopictus "... first found in the United States in Harris County, Texas, in 1985, and is now present in
          more than thirty states. This species is now responsible for several documented cases of dengue fever in southern Texas.

          As of February 1996, established populations of the tiger mosquito have been documented in 24 states. Most alarming is that the tiger
          mosquito has demonstrated the ability to survive in states as far north as Ohio, New Jersey, and Nebraska.

          Unlike the aedes aegypti, the tiger mosquito's eggs can survive very cold winters. As a result the tiger mosquito has great potential to carry
          diseases into a substantial portion of the United States. In the Central region of the United States, this species has been linked to the
          transmission of LaCrosse Encephalitis, an often fatal disease."
          (Source: AMCA Newsletter, Aug. 1990)

 The Asian Tiger Mosquito in New Jersey (Wayne Crans) and  Ohio (William F. Lyon and Richard L. Berry) and  Maryland

 Species Profile from invasivespecies.gov

 Pathways of Nonindigenous Species Introduction (EPA Gulf of Mexico Program)

 1997 distribution in US counties and  in the Americas

 Aedes albopictus in the United States: Ten-Year Presence and Public Health Implications (Chester G. Moore and Carl J. Mitchell )

 The Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus): Spatial, Ecological, and Human Implications in Southeast Virginia (CW Ratigan, VaTech MS thesis)

 Key Citations: Asian Tiger Mosquito

 GLOBAL CHANGE AND HUMAN SUSCEPTIBILITY TO DISEASE (Gretchen C. Daily and Paul R. Ehrlich, in Annu. Rev. Energy Environ. 1996. 21:125-144)

 Web of Science selected references

Hawley W A; Reiter P; Copeland R S; Pumpuni C B; Craig G B Jr Aedes albopictus in North America: probable introduction in used tires from northern Asia.    SCIENCE  (1987 May 29),  236(4805),  1114-6.

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