Vector Type
Mosquito
Vector Species Name
Aedes albopictus
Vector Common Name
Asian Tiger Mosquito
Transmitted Diseases

Vector Information

Ae albopictus use natural and artificial water-holding containers (e.g., tree holes, used tires, plastic containers, clogged gutters) to lay their eggs. Only a small amount of water is required for laying eggs. After hatching, larvae grow and develop into pupae and subsequently into a terrestrial, flying adult mosquito. Ae albopictus live in tropical, subtropical, and temperate climates. They are adapted to survive in a broader temperature range and at cooler temperatures, which enables them to persist in more temperate climates. These mosquitoes are mainly daytime biters and can transmit Chikungunya, Dengue, Zika. These mosquitoes live in close proximity to people and the eggs are adapted to survive several months of dry or cold conditions. 

Found In
AL
AZ
AR
CA
CO
CT
DE
FL
GA
HI
IL
IN
IA
KS
KY
LA
ME
MD
MA
MN
MS
MO
NE
NV
NH
NJ
NM
NY
NC
OH
OK
PA
RI
SC
TN
TX
VT
WV
WI
DC

*Disease transmission varies locally. This map depicts where vectors can be found geographically and provides information about diseases these vectors might carry. Vectors might be present in a state or locality, however, and not be carriers of any particular disease. In addition, identified vectors may have a presence in a state, but may not be found throughout that state.