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  • Asian Tiger Mosquito Denise McNeill
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  • Asian Tiger Mosquito Asian Tiger Mosquito What is a Asian Tiger Mosquito? What is a Asian Tiger Mosquito? What is its characteristics? What is its characteristics? Where the Asian Tiger Mosquito come from? Where the Asian Tiger Mosquito come from? What is its life cycle and habits? What is its life cycle and habits? How are we able to identify it? How are we able to identify it? What is its scientific name? What is its scientific name? What is the scientific name, classification, and origin What is the scientific name, classification, and origin
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  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_tiger_mosquito http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_tiger_mosquito
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  • Some information on Asian Tiger Mosquito In August 1985, the Asian tiger mosquito was discovered breeding in discarded used tires in Houston, Texas and, within the next two years, populations had spread into 17 states. Current distribution is 25 states from Texas eastward to the Atlantic Ocean and as far north as Iowa. The known distribution of the Asian tiger mosquito in Ohio includes 8 locations - Ironton (Lawrence Co.) in 1997, Cincinnati (Hamilton Co.) and Portsmouth (Scioto Co.) in 1996, Coventry Township (Summit County) in 1993, Columbus (Franklin Co.) in 1992, Findlay (Hancock Co.), Greenville (Darke Co.), and Oak Hill (Jackson Co.) in 1987. This mosquito, imported into the United States, is a very aggressive biter, known as a vector of Dengue (breakbone fever) in southeast Asia and a potential vector of yellow fever, dengue, LaCrosse encephalitis and dog heartworm in this country (Ohio has more recorded cases of LaCrosse encephalitis than any other state). This mosquito breeds in standing water found in discarded used tires and other containers. http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2148.html http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2148.html
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  • Some more information on Asian Tiger Mosquito The Asian tiger mosquito or forest day mosquito (Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus), from the mosquito family Culicidae, is characterized by its black and white striped legs, and small black and white body. It is native to the tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia; however, in the past couple of decades this species has invaded many countries throughout the world through the transport of goods and increasing international travel. This mosquito has become a significant pest in many communities because it closely associates with humans (rather than living in wetlands), and typically flies and feeds in the daytime in addition to at dusk and dawn. The Asian tiger mosquito or forest day mosquito (Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus), from the mosquito family Culicidae, is characterized by its black and white striped legs, and small black and white body. It is native to the tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia; however, in the past couple of decades this species has invaded many countries throughout the world through the transport of goods and increasing international travel. This mosquito has become a significant pest in many communities because it closely associates with humans (rather than living in wetlands), and typically flies and feeds in the daytime in addition to at dusk and dawn. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_tiger_mosquito
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  • Name and systematic In 1895, a British-Australian entomologist, Frederick A. Askew Skuse, was the first to describe scientifically the Asian tiger mosquito, which he named Culex albopictus (lat. Culex gnat, midge and albopictus white embroided). Later, the species was assigned to the genus Aedes (gr. , "unpleasant") and referred to as Aedes albopictus. Like the yellow fever mosquito, it belongs to the subgenus Stegomyia (gr. , "covered, roofed", referring to the scales that completely cover the dorsal surface in this Subgenus, and , "fly"). In 2004, scientists explored higher-level relationships and proposed a new classification within the Aedes genus and Stegomyia was elevated to the Genus level, making Aedes albopictus now Stegomyia albopicta. This is, however, a controversial matter, and the use of Stegomyia albopicta versus Aedes albopictus is continually debated. In 1895, a British-Australian entomologist, Frederick A. Askew Skuse, was the first to describe scientifically the Asian tiger mosquito, which he named Culex albopictus (lat. Culex gnat, midge and albopictus white embroided). Later, the species was assigned to the genus Aedes (gr. , "unpleasant") and referred to as Aedes albopictus. Like the yellow fever mosquito, it belongs to the subgenus Stegomyia (gr. , "covered, roofed", referring to the scales that completely cover the dorsal surface in this Subgenus, and , "fly"). In 2004, scientists explored higher-level relationships and proposed a new classification within the Aedes genus and Stegomyia was elevated to the Genus level, making Aedes albopictus now Stegomyia albopicta. This is, however, a controversial matter, and the use of Stegomyia albopicta versus Aedes albopictus is continually debated. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_tiger_mosquito
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  • Characteristics The Asian tiger mosquito is about 2 to 10 mm length with a striking white and black pattern. The variation of the body size in adult mosquitoes depends on the density of the larval population and food supply within the breeding water. Since these circumstances are only seldom optimal, the average body size of adult mosquitoes is considerably smaller than 10 mm. For example, the average length of the abdomen was calculated to be 2.63 mm, the wings 2.7 mm, and the proboscis 1.88 mm through a study of 10 images from 1962 of both male and female mosquitoes. The Asian tiger mosquito is about 2 to 10 mm length with a striking white and black pattern. The variation of the body size in adult mosquitoes depends on the density of the larval population and food supply within the breeding water. Since these circumstances are only seldom optimal, the average body size of adult mosquitoes is considerably smaller than 10 mm. For example, the average length of the abdomen was calculated to be 2.63 mm, the wings 2.7 mm, and the proboscis 1.88 mm through a study of 10 images from 1962 of both male and female mosquitoes. The males are roughly 20% smaller than the females, but they are morphologically very similar. However, as in all mosquito species, the antenmae of the males in comparison to the females are noticeably bushier and contain auditory receptors to detect the characteristic whine of the female. The maxillary palps of the males are also longer than their proboscises whereas the females maxillary palps are much shorter. (This is typical for representatives of subfamilies.) In addition, the tarsus of the hind legs of the males is more silvery. Tarsomere IV is roughly three-quarters silver in the males where as the females is only about 60% silver. The males are roughly 20% smaller than the females, but they are morphologically very similar. However, as in all mosquito species, the antenmae of the males in comparison to the females are noticeably bushier and contain auditory receptors to detect the characteristic whine of the female. The maxillary palps of the males are also longer than their proboscises whereas the females maxillary palps are much shorter. (This is typical for representatives of subfamilies.) In addition, the tarsus of the hind legs of the males is more silvery. Tarsomere IV is roughly three-quarters silver in the males where as the females is only about 60% silver. The other characteristics do not differentiate between genders. A single silvery-white line of tight scales begins between the eyes and continues down the dorsal side of the thorax. This characteristic marking is the easiest and surest way to identify the Asian tiger mosquito. The other characteristics do not differentiate between genders. A single silvery-white line of tight scales begins between the eyes and continues down the dorsal side of the thorax. This characteristic marking is the easiest and surest way to identify the Asian tiger mosquito. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_tiger_mosquito
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  • More characteristics The probiscus is dark colored, the upper surface of the end segment of the palps is covered in silvery scales, and the labium does not feature a light line on its underside. The compound eyes are distinctly separated from one another. The scutum, the dorsal portion of an insects thoracic segment, is black alongside the characteristic white midline. On the side of the thorax, the scutellum, and the abdomen there are numerous spots covered in white-silvery scales. The probiscus is dark colored, the upper surface of the end segment of the palps is covered in silvery scales, and the labium does not feature a light line on its underside. The compound eyes are distinctly separated from one another. The scutum, the dorsal portion of an insects thoracic segment, is black alongside the characteristic white midline. On the side of the thorax, the scutellum, and the abdomen there are numerous spots covered in white-silvery scales. Such white-silvery scales can also be found on the tarsus, particularly on the hind legs that are commonly suspended in the air. The base of tarsomere I through IV has a ring of white scales, creating the appearance of white and black rings. On the fore legs and middle legs, only the first three tarsomeres have the ring of white scales whereas tarsomere V on the hind legs is completely white. The femur of each leg is also black with white scales on the end of the knee. The femurs of the middle legs do not feature a silver line on the base of the upper side, where as, the femurs on the hind legs have s