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Asian Tiger Mosquito

Aedes albopictus

Description:

The Asian tiger mosquito is a small black and white mosquito, about 1/4-inch long. These mosquitoes lay their eggs in water-filled natural and artificial containers like cavities in trees and old tires; they do not lay their eggs in ditches or marshes. Unlike many other mosquitoes, the Asian tiger feeds during daylight hours, not at night. Asian tiger mosquitoes are attracted to dark clothing, perspiration, carbon dioxide and certain other odors.

Habitat:

Anywhere close to standing water where they breed.

Notes:

Male mosquitoes feed on plant juices and do not bite. Female mosquitoes seek blood to help their eggs develop. This was photographed on me!

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2 Comments

keithp2012
keithp2012 4 years ago

These have been REALLY bad this year!

keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

Asian Tiger Mosquito

New York, USA

Lat: 40.70, Long: -73.35

Spotted on Sep 9, 2010
Submitted on Sep 10, 2010

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