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2012-08-22 10:24:37

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from SRI International finds that mosquitoes commonly found in the United States can be infected with a disease-causing virus from Asia. The research findings are from a recent study that modeled how mosquito-borne infections can become introduced. Study findings are published in the August 2012 issue of the journal Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. In laboratory experiments, researchers demonstrated that mosquitoes from...

2012-07-18 06:27:27

OXFORD, England, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxitec scientists have reported the creation of a new flightless strain of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus. The breakthrough, reported in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, could help stop the spread of this dangerous and invasive pest. The Asian tiger mosquito is a serious nuisance biter, but is also capable of transmitting dengue fever, Chikungunya, West Nile Virus and a host of other diseases. In the...

Allie Gardner, graduate student; and Marilyn Ruiz, professor of pathobiology
2012-07-06 12:11:45

Rainfall and temperature affect the abundance of two mosquito species linked to West Nile Virus in storm catch basins in suburban Chicago, two University of Illinois researchers report. Marilyn O´Hara Ruiz, a professor of pathobiology, led the study with graduate student Allison Gardner. The study was conducted using mosquito larvae collected from catch basins in Alsip, a southwest suburb. The researchers examined weather factors that influenced the levels of mosquito larvae in the...

Mosquitoes Follow Their Noses To Find Human Prey
2012-07-03 08:26:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online With summer now in full swing, many of us will be entertaining with picnics and barbecues and socializing outside. Chances are, you´ll find some unwanted guests at your outdoor activities. Mosquitoes seem to have a mysterious ability to locate human prey and Zainulabeuddin Syed, a mosquito biologist with the University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health, has gone a long way towards figuring out how they do it....

2012-05-10 10:23:41

Public Urged to Take Steps to Reduce Risk of Disease HARRISBURG, Pa., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania today reported the earliest detection of a West Nile virus-carrying mosquito since testing began in 2000. The infected mosquito was found May 3 in Exeter Township, Berks County, the departments of Environmental Protection and Health announced today. "The unseasonably warm weather in March caused the virus cycle to begin early this year," DEP Secretary Mike...

2012-01-27 14:50:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) will host its 2012 Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, California. The top issues being addressed at the conference are a new Clean Water Act permit requirement that may result in mosquito control agencies being unable to provide the same level of protection from vector-borne diseases and the recent infestation of the Asian tiger mosquito...

2011-09-27 09:50:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 28, in portions of Concord and Chadds Ford townships, Delaware County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29. High populations of adult mosquitoes capable of transmitting the West Nile virus have been detected near these areas of the county. The treatments...

2011-09-23 08:37:00

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, Sept. 26, in portions of New Hope Borough, Bucks County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27. As a result of recent flooding, high populations of adult mosquitoes capable of transmitting the West Nile virus have been detected near this area of the...

2011-09-21 13:21:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Thursday, Sept. 22, in residential areas of North Annville Township, Lebanon County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled. As a result of recent flooding, high populations of adult mosquitoes capable of transmitting the West Nile virus have been detected near these areas of the county. The...

2011-09-13 11:14:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 14 and 15, in residential and recreational areas of Exeter, West Pittston, Wyoming, West Wyoming, Forty Fort, Edwardsville, Plymouth Township, Plains Township, Wilkes-Barre, Nanticoke and Jenkins, Luzerne County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Monday and...


Latest Asian tiger mosquito Reference Libraries

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2005-09-12 09:50:15

Aedes albopictus (Family Culicidae), the Asian Tiger Mosquito or Forest Day Mosquito, is characterized by its black and white striped legs and small, black and white body. It was native to south-east Asia, and occupied a habitat that spread from Madagascar eastward to New Guinea, and north to the latitude of Korea. The typical member of the Aedes albopictus has a length of about 5 mm. As with other members of the mosquito family, the female is outfitted with an elongated proboscis that she...

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2005-09-08 15:08:50

The crane flies (Tipulidae) are a family of insects that closely resemble giant mosquitoes. Like the mosquito, they are in the order Diptera (flies) and are sometimes called mosquito eaters, mosquito hawks, or skeeter eaters. They are also one of three unrelated arthropods named Daddy long-legs. The other two are the harvestmen and vibrating, cellar or house spider. As such, Crane Flies are wrapped up in the myth of being the most poisonous spider, but unable to bite humans. This is...

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2005-08-25 10:14:14

The mosquito is a member of the family Culicidae. These insects have a pair of scaled wings, a pair of halteres, a slender body, and long legs. Only the females of most mosquito species suck blood from other animals. Size varies but is rarely greater than 0.6 inch (15 mm). Mosquitoes weigh only about 0.03 to 0.04 grain (2 to 2.5 mg). They can fly at about 0.9 to 1.6 mph (1.5 to 2.5 km/h) and most species are nocturnal. Mosquitoes are believed to have evolved 170 million years ago during...

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