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  • First report of imported Ae. albopictus (tigermosquito) in the Czech Republic

    Eurosurveillance, Volume 17, Issue 43, 25 October 2012

    Rapid communications

    AN INVASIVE MOSQUITO SPECIES AEDES ALBOPICTUS FOUND IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC, 2012

    . Available online: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/View...rticleId=20301

    Date of submission: 02 October 2012

    Between July and September 2012, seventeen larvae of the invasive mosquito species Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse) were discovered using 60 ovitraps at four study sites alongside two main road exits in South Moravia, Czech Republic.

    This is the first report of imported Ae. albopictus in the Czech Republic.

    The findings highlight the need for a regular surveillance programme to monitor this invasive species throughout western and central Europe.

    Interestingly, Ae. albopictus has not yet been reported from the neighbouring central-European countries Austria, Slovakia, Hungary or Poland.
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