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coined its name due to their distant spots and white stripes is spreading throughout the world and is has been a health concern in Europe. They have been traveling in used tires throughout the world leaving the most ideal means of reproduction throughout the world.
In fact, this case is but another example of the problems caused by Asian tiger mosquito invasive species . It is also an example of the madness that makes us move products from place to place on the planet without any control and foresight, our modern society is leading to business objectives so anxious that they are never able to look beyond of immediate profit, usually has consequences, sometimes surprising, often unpredictable, in many areas. Ecological consequences original destabilizing ecosystems, causing serious economic issues, health concerns transmitting disease to humans or pets. This little insect, whose natural habitat is the rainforests of Asia, has a characteristic appearance and a painful bite that swells and persists much longer than native mosquitoes that cause. Unlike others, the Asian tiger mosquito is diurnal and is extremely aggressive with our species and can do a single attack or in small groups.
Once introduced into an area, is able to carry forward their progeny in any area containing standing water, however small in size. Thus, deposits its eggs in the water in cans and abandoned household containers, tires, water troughs, temporary ponds, and the list goes on. In fact, even the lack of water or cold are serious obstacles to this species, because the eggs resist desiccation and can withstand dormant months (in a state of diapause). Each female lays between 40 and 80 eggs. These insects can complete a generation between ten and twenty days if the temperature is benevolent. As already mentioned, this quite simply represents a new case of invasion by a foreign species. Unfortunately, these cases are increasingly common due to human transport, this time unintended, although not always the case. More and more plant and animal species introduced for hunting, for exploitation in the fur industry or food for ornamental purposes or simply as pets, regardless of the often catastrophic consequences that occur on native ecosystems when are released or escape and become acclimated.
The first individuals of the pernicious mosquito were found on the European continent of Albania, in 1979, from China. They are currently distributed throughout the Balkans, Hungary, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France and Spain. In the rest of the world they are advancing steadily and quickly: they have arrived in North America (so far up to 26 U.S. states), Mexico, all of Central America, South America (Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina ) and the Middle East (Israel).
At the moment, in the strictest logic this new potential mosquito transmitter is only transmitting the same diseases as the local mosquitoes. But the mere mention of some tropical diseases transmitted in their places of origin: dengue, yellow fever or encephalitis, make your hair stand on end and can cause panic.
If it is true that in Europe the risk of transmission to humans of the mentioned diseases is minimal, not having been a case so far, it is nevertheless also transmitted viral diseases of animals, because man is not the only host. And is that the mosquito is so adapted to survive in any medium, which not only bites mammals, but also makes birds, reptiles and even amphibians.
These studies also indicate that the Asian tiger mosquito invasive species is a perfect ecosystem in the housing, as it has plenty of gardens and the insect takes every container of water left to die, to reproduce, not to speak of paradise for this mosquito is any ornamental pond or fountain. A simple toy, ashtray or any bucket, vase or pot dish on which rain falls or irrigation, offers an opportunity not to miss this troublesome invasive species. A species that is becoming a paradigm of what has been called globalization and biodiversity.