Asian tiger mosquito thrives in New York

Two adult Asian tiger mosquitoes

Two adult Asian tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) emerge from a tree-hole in Bronx, NY. Credit, Marly Katz.

The aggressive, day-biting Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, has spread with global trade from its native home in the tropics and subtropics of Southeast Asia. First observed in Houston, Texas, in 1987, it rapidly spread through the interstate system in the the United States. Its range is pushing northward into New York and Pennsylvania. Does Ae. albopictus crowd out other mosquito species? Katz surveyed the mosquito species present at sites in southern New York State and will report on her results at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America this August.

  • PS 2-24 -The community assemblage of tree-hole mosquitoes in southern New York State
  • Monday, August 8, 2016, ESA Exhibit Hall, Ft Lauderdale Convention Center
  • Marly B. Katz, Fordham University, New York City, NY

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Author: Liza Lester

ESA's Communications Officer came on board in the fall of 2011 after a Mass Media Science and Engineering fellowship with AAAS and a doctorate in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Washington.

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