Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) established in metropolitan France

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2001
Authors:F. Schaffner, Bouletreau, B., Guillet, B., Guilloteau, J., Karch, S.
Journal:European Mosquito Bulletin
Date Published:03/2001

<p>The first observations of Aedes albopictus in metropolitan France are reported from localities in the Ome (Basse-Normandie) and Vienne (poitou-Charentes) departements. Larvae, pupae and adults were collected between October 12th and 29th 1999 in used-tyre storage centres. The tyre recycling company imports numerous tyres from the USA, Italy and Japan. Reproduction of the species has certainly taken place in France, and the&nbsp;environmental conditions make the establishment of the species possible.</p>

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