Details of this species in Spain
Source: Aranda et al 2006
Arrival Date: Arrival detected in August 2004
Introduction: Unintentional (accidentally)
Species Notes for this Location:
The Asian toger mosquito was first detected in August 2004 in Sant Cugat del Vallès municipality, it is believed that the species was already established since sometime around 2002 following direct reports from homeowners (Aranda et al 2006). Transport into the area of the colonized pool do not seem to be mediated by any commercial goods trade since there are no tire-related industries at all in the area. The municipality is crossed by the major Southern Mediterranean motorway in Spain, so the hypothesis of an introduction mediated by cars is not unlikely (R. Eritja, pers.comm., 2006).
Management Notes for this Location:
Competition: In Spain, interspecific competition between the tiger mosquito and native tree-hole mosquitoes might affect Aedes (Finlaya) geniculatus (Olivier 1791), Ochlerotatus (Ochlerotatus) berlandi (Se´guy 1921), Anopheles (Anopheles) plumbeus (Stephens 1828) and the less frequent Orthopodomyia (Orthopodomyia) pulcripalpis (Rondani 1872), among others.
Last Modified: 20/01/2010 2:55:39 p.m.