Aedes albopictus

Photo Courtesy of the 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.