Showing 4 types of MOSQUITOES
Latin Name: Aedes albopictus
This species is native to Asia but was introduced into Hawaii in the late 1900’s and was found in the continental U.S. in Texas in 1985. It now is found in at least 26 states and as far north as Minnesota and Pennsylvania, south to Florida, and west to West Texas. It also is now found in South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, in Africa and Europe, and in Australia and several major islands of the South Pacific. It’s spread has been tied in some cases to the movement of automobile tires and the larvae living in water in these tires.
Latin Name: Culex sp.
These may be native species in North America.
Latin Name: Anopheles sp.
Latin Family Name: Culicidae
Approximately 16 species in North America, most considered native to the continent.
Latin Name: Aedes aegypti
This species is found throughout the world in tropical regions, its true origin not well known.