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Tiger Mosquito

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Sinai Martinez

on 21 January 2014

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Transcript of Tiger Mosquito

Scientific Name- Aedes Albopictus
Common Name- Asian Tiger Mosquito
Kingdom- Animalia
Phylum- Arthropoda
Class- Insecta
Order- Diptera
Family- Culicidae
Genus- Aedes
Species- Albopictus

The Asian Tiger mosquito is native to Southeast Asia.
It was introduced to the U.S. by accident. Some truck drivers were bringing over a shipment a tires to the U.S. Then, the mosquitoes were attracted to the tires and soon they came over to the U.S. with the tires.
Now it can be found in the Western United States region.
Effects on People
The effects of the Tiger Mosquito on people not many. One effect might be the transmission of a harmful disease.
The U.S is trying to do many things to try to stop the tiger mosquito from spreading. One thing to do to prevent getting bitten is using bug spray, set up traps,and wear long sleeve shirts.
Effects on Ecosystem
The effects of the Tiger Mosquito on the ecosystem are positive and also negative. Tiger Mosquitoes ate the source of food for bats and birds. The male tiger mosquito is a herbivore and feeds on plant nectar but the female has to feed on blood for her eggs to develop. She mainly feeds with mammal blood including humans. This may cause the spreading of blood-borne diseases. Also other mosquitoes control the tiger mosquito population by eating them.

The Tiger Mosquito adapted very well in its new habitat. Since there are no natural predators of the Tiger Mosquito it is not challenged or endangered. The Western and Midwestern part of the U.S. get a lot of rain. The Tiger Mosquito is used to rainforest-like weather because it is from Asia.
Tiger Mosquito
By: Sinai Martinez & Cesar Pulido
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