Free Articles Provide Insight on the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus

This week is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, and the Entomological Society of America is supporting the effort with a special collection of articles about the Asian tiger mosquito.

Like its close relative Aedes aegypti, the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) has been in the news recently due to its ability to transmit pathogens that cause diseases such as Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. Unlike Aedes aegypti, which is mainly found in areas where the weather is warm year-round, Aedes albopictus can tolerate colder weather, and in the United States it is found as far north as New York and New Jersey. As its name implies, this invasive insect came to North America from Asia in the 1980s and has since become a well-established pest in many areas.

Thirty years after its introduction to North America, Oxford University Press and the Entomological Society of America have released a special collection of articles on the Asian tiger mosquito. The following articles from the Journal of Medical Entomology are freely available to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers, and others working on mosquito management:

Thirty Years of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in America: An Introduction to Current Perspectives and Future Challenges
Donald A. Yee
Journal of Medical Entomology (2016)

Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) and Mosquito-Borne Viruses in the United States
Dana L. Vanlandingham, Stephen Higgs, and Yan-Jang S. Huang
Journal of Medical Entomology (2015)

Photoperiodic Diapause and the Establishment of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in North America
Peter A. Armbruster
Journal of Medical Entomology (2016)

What Can Larval Ecology Tell Us About the Success of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) Within the United States?
Donald A. Yee
Journal of Medical Entomology (2016)

The Importance of Interspecific Interactions on the Present Range of the Invasive Mosquito Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) and Persistence of Resident Container Species in the United States
Joseph E. Fader
Journal of Medical Entomology (2016)

The Eye of the Tiger, the Thrill of the Fight: Effective Larval and Adult Control Measures Against the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae), in North America
Ary Faraji and Isik Unlu
Journal of Medical Entomology (2016)

The Journal of Medical Entomology is published by the Entomological Society of America, the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA today has more than 7,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Members are researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, students, and hobbyists. For more information, visit http://www.entsoc.org.

Comments

  1. Thanks to ESA and the authors. The articles contain a comprehensive and detail information to enable researchers to use ecologically sound and environmentally feasible methods to control A. albopictus.

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