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aedes albopictus


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  • noun striped native of Japan thriving in southwestern and midwestern United States and spreading to the Caribbean; potential carrier of serious diseases


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  • "Aedes aegypti is not the only mosquito to have made the journey from tree holes to tires. The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is relatively new to the United States. The tiger mosquito arrived in 1983 in a shipment of tires from Asia.... As a vector the tiger mosquito has been known to carry dengue, encephalitis and yellow fever in other countries. It has yet to transmit disease in the United States."

    —Molly Caldwell Crosby, The American Plague (New York: Berkeley Books, 2006), 232

    October 6, 2008