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Aedes albopictus


photo courtesy of CDC



Proboscis: dark...head with silver-white scales forming pin stripe.

Palpi: short, dark with silver-white tips.

Thorax: dark dorsal side with silver-white scales forming pin stripe...lateral sides with broad patches of silver-white scales

Abdomen: Silver-white scales form basal bands on the segments.

Legs: dark with silver-white basal rings on tarsi

Bionomics: Breeds in tree holes, rock holes and manmade containers...multiple broods...May to October...flies short distance ( less than 1/2 mile ).

Diseases: Vector of EEE, WNV, Dengue fever, Chikungunya.


 


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