Types of Mosquitoes
Physical Characteristics of
Small, strikingly marked black and white mosquito. Distinct white basal stripes around tarsi and abdominal segments.
The Asian tiger mosquito, is the most widespread nuisance mosquito in urban areas in the southern 2/3 of the eastern U.S. This mosquito is a container breeder, meaning that it lays eggs in stagnant water in containers like a tire, bucket, or soft drink can.
Tiger mosquitoes remain active and will bite readily during the day, especially in shady areas. They usually fly less than a block or two from their breeding site. As a close relative of the yellow fever mosquito, the tiger mosquito may also carry the same diseases, including Dengue Fever, Zika and Chikungunya. Should these diseases enter the country, this mosquito may help transmit them. The Asian tiger mosquito is not thought to carry West Nile virus.