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The invasive Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Czech Republic: Repetitive introduction events highlight the need for extended entomological surveillance

Authors

RUDOLF Ivo BLAŽEJOVÁ Hana STRAKOVÁ Petra SEBESTA Oldřich PEŠKO Juraj MENDEL Jan ŠIKUTOVÁ Silvie HUBÁLEK Zdeněk KAMPEN Helge SCHAFFNER Francis

Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Acta Tropica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.05.020
Keywords Aedes albopictus; Introduction; Import; Invasive vector
Description In the framework of a regional collaborative project between authorities and scientists, evidence was found of repeated introduction of Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse) alongside the main road entrances (E461 and E65) connecting Austria and the Slovak Republic with the Czech Republic. In comparison to data from 2012 (17 specimens collected on three occasions), the seasons 2016 (66 specimens on ten occasions) and 2017 (90 specimens on eight occasions) show an apparent increase of introduction events as well as of mosquito numbers and underline the need for more intense surveillance activities.

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