• Biology, Medicine
  • Published in
    Journal of the American…
    1988

Importation of Aedes albopictus and other exotic mosquito species into the United States in used tires from Asia.

@article{Craven1988ImportationOA,
  title={Importation of Aedes albopictus and other exotic mosquito species into the United States in used tires from Asia.},
  author={Richard B. Craven and Donald Eliason and D. Bruce Francy and Paul Reiter and Elida Geralda Campos and W. L. Jakob and G. C. Moore Smith and Concezio Bozzi and Chester G. Moore and Gary O. Maupin},
  journal={Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association},
  year={1988},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={
          138-42
        }
}
Between May 18 and December 4, 1986, 79 seagoing containers and their contents of 22,051 used tires were inspected for adult mosquitoes as well as eggs and larvae. Of the total inspected, 5,507 tires (25%) contained significant amounts of water. No adults or eggs were found. Fifteen tires contained mosquito larvae that were identified as Ae. albopictus, Ae. togoi, Culex pipiens complex, Tripteroides bambusa and Uranotaenia bimaculata. The infestation rate for all species was 6.8 infested tires… CONTINUE READING

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