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Asian Tiger Mosquito (Invasive Species)

Aedes albopictus (or Asian Tiger mosquito as it is commonly known) has undergone a dramatic global spread largely due to commercial activities, in particular the movement of used tyres and ‘lucky bamboo’ plants. It is now listed as one of the top 100 invasive species and is considered to be the most invasive mosquito.

Aedes albopictus has the ability to breed in natural and artificial habitats, some of which include tyres, barrels, rainwater gulley catch basins and drinking troughs, flower vases found in cemeteries, and discarded drink cans. They are not known to breed in brackish or salt water and in general, have a marked preference for urban and suburban habitats.
(source: CIEH invasive mosquito PDF)

The Chartered Institute for Environmental Health (CIEH) have a useful information PDF for further reading on invasive mosquito:

For information on how you can help reduce the spread of mosquitos, Public Health England have created a poster.

If you suspect you have seen Tiger Mosquito please use the following link for reporting:

Asian Tiger Mosquito