First record of Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) (Diptera; Culicidae) from Ibiza (Balearic Islands; Spain).

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors:C. Barceló, Bengoa, M., Monerris, M., Molina, R., Delacour-Estrella, S., Lucientes, J., Miranda, M. Ángel
Journal:Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association
Date Published:7/5/15
Keywords:Aedes albopictus, ECDC guidelines, entry routes, first record, Ibiza, invasive mosquito, NSP, Spain

<p>Aedes (Stegomya) albopictus is an invasive mosquito native to tropical areas in Southeast Asia. It is an important vector of several pathogens of public and veterinary health significance. In 2004 this mosquito was recorded for the first time in Spain (Catalonia) and detected in Majorca (Balearic Islands) in 2012. In this paper, we report for the first time the presence of Ae. albopictus on the island of Ibiza (&lsquo;Eivissa&rsquo;, Balearic Islands, Spain). The high volume of goods arriving by maritime transport and the increase of commercial trade and visitors during recent years have been identified as the most probable entry routes for the species on the Island.</p>
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