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The Life Of A Tiger Mosquito

The life of a Tiger Mosquito for everybody to see.
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Brittany Wood

on 31 March 2011

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Transcript of The Life Of A Tiger Mosquito

The Life of a Asian Tiger Mosquito Kingdom: Animalia (Aedes Albopictus) Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Diptera Family: Culicidae Subfamily: Culicinae Genus: Aedes Subgenus: Stegomyia The Tiger Mosquito was from Asia and then distributed in Texas by accident. Scientists believe that they deposited their eggs into used tires and those tires got transported to Houston, Texas. It arrived in the USA in the year of 1985. It is now most commonly seen around the Eastern coast. Humans: These mosquitos can cause Malaria, Yellow Fever, Encephalitis, Dengue Fever, and Chikunguny Fever.
Dogs and Cats: Heartworms. The Ecosystem:
They have a lot of food and they are taking most of the native mosquito's food.
They outcompete any other mosquito in that area.
They are spreading rapidly because of how many eggs a female mosquito in it's lifetime. There are 300 mosquito babies in 1 female mosquitos lifetime. If we don't stop this that state will become the deadliest state(s). It is named the Tiger Mosquito because of it`s pattern. The Future: Yes they are trying to find a way to lessen the amount of mosqutio. They are using chemicals to try to get rid of them, but other animals or plants might be posioned also. Fun (not so fun) Facts: The average size of a Tiger Mosquito is 10 mm long. Another name for a Tiger Mosquito is Stegomia Albopicta. It is very aggressive. Species: A. albopictus Kids can be poisoned if bitten. By: Brittany K. Wood
Mr. Krall P.3 Science
Tiger Mosquito They are using traps, but other insects and animals might get trapped other than the tiger mosquito. Success: They are successful because they out compete any other mosquito in that land. They adapt to their climate almost always. If there is water. People Problem: They are deadly to humans because they carry different diseases. The more there are, the risk goes up.
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