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Aedes albopictus (forest day mosquito)

Synonyms: Stegomyia nigritia; Stegomyia quasinigritia; Stegomyia samarensis

Wikipedia Abstract

Aedes albopictus (Stegomyia albopicta), from the mosquito (Culicidae) family, also known as (Asian) tiger mosquito or forest mosquito, is a mosquito native to the tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia; however, in the past few decades, this species has spread to many countries through the transport of goods and international travel. It is characterized by its black-and-white-striped legs, and small black-and-white-striped body.
View Wikipedia Record: Aedes albopictus

Invasive Species

The Asian tiger mosquito is spread via the international tire trade (due to the rainwater retained in the tires when stored outside). In order to control its spread such trading routes must be highlighted for the introduction of sterilisation or quarantine measures. The tiger mosquito is associated with the transmission of many human diseases, including the viruses: Dengue, West Nile and Japanese Encephalitis.
View ISSG Record: Aedes albopictus


Speed [1]  1.23 MPH (0.55 m/s)


Prey / Diet

Agelaius phoeniceus (Red-winged Blackbird)[2]
Castor canadensis (american beaver)[2]
Corvus brachyrhynchos (American Crow)[2]
Cryptotis parva (North American Least Shrew)[2]
Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum)[2]
Homo sapiens (man)[3]
Lithobates sphenocephalus sphenocephalus (Florida Leopard Frog)[2]
Marmota monax[2]
Mephitis mephitis[2]
Microtus pennsylvanicus (meadow vole)[2]
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)[2]
Ondatra zibethicus (muskrat)[2]
Procyon lotor (Raccoon)[2]
Sciurus carolinensis (eastern gray squirrel)[2]
Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail)[2]
Tamias striatus (eastern chipmunk)[2]


Agelaius phoeniceus (Red-winged Blackbird)[2]
Aix sponsa (Wood Duck)[2]
Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)[2]
Ameiurus natalis (Yellow bullhead)[2]
Anax junius (green darner)[2]
Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[2]
Anguilla rostrata (American eel)[2]
Aquarius remigis (Common water strider)[2]
Archilochus colubris (Ruby-throated Hummingbird)[2]
Argiope aurantia (black-and-yellow argiope)[2]
Charadrius vociferus (Killdeer)[2]
Cicindela sexguttata (Six-spotted Tiger Beetle)[2]
Corydalus cornutus (dobsonfly)[2]
Cyprinus carpio (Common carp)[2]
Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat)[2]
Etheostoma olmstedi (Tessellated darter)[2]
Gambusia holbrooki (Bore-drain fish)[2]
Hypentelium nigricans (Northern hog sucker)[2]
Ischnura posita (Fragile forktail)[2]
Lithobates sphenocephalus sphenocephalus (Florida Leopard Frog)[2]
Lithobates sylvaticus (Wood Frog)[2]
Micrathena gracilis (Spined micrathena)[2]
Notemigonus crysoleucas (Golden shiner minnow)[2]
Notophthalmus viridescens (Eastern Newt)[2]
Procotyla fluviatilis (Flatworm)[2]
Pseudacris crucifer (Spring Peeper)[2]
Semotilus atromaculatus (Horned dace)[2]
Utricularia macrorhiza (greater bladderwort)[2]


Parasite of 
Marmota monax (woodchuck)[2]
Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk)[2]
Carex stricta (upright sedge)[2]
Hydrilla verticillata (waterthyme)[2]
Lemna minor (common duckweed)[2]
Phragmites australis (common reed)[2]
Pontederia cordata (Pickerel Weed)[2]
Potamogeton lucens (long-leaf pondweed)[2]
Saururus cernuus (lizard's tail)[2]
Typha latifolia (Reedmace)[2]
Utricularia macrorhiza (greater bladderwort)[2]


Parasitized by 
Dirofilaria immitis (Heartworm)[4]
Dirofilaria repens <Unverified Name>[4]
Setaria cervi <Unverified Name>[4]
Setaria labiatopapillosa <Unverified Name>[4]


Oriental Region, Australia, New Guinea, Mariana Is., Japan;



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2Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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