Species Factsheet

Aedes albopictus


Complete name: Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse, 1894)
Taxonomy: Insecta » Arthropoda » Insecta » diptera » culicidae » Aedes albopictus
Authors: Alain Roques
Last updated: October 25th, 2006

Common Names

Asian tiger mosquito.


Aedes albopictus

Short Description

Mosquito with a black adult body with conspicuous white stripes. Females are active during the day and are blood-feeders on vertebrates, biting primarily humans and other mammals, but also birds, batracians and reptiles.