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5 July 2020 Asian Tiger Mosquito in Yucatan Peninsula: First Record of Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Campeche, Mexico
Jorge Luis Hernández–Rodríguez, Rafael Perez-Pacheco, Alfonso Vásquez-López, Meret Chantal Mejenes–Hernández, Carlos Alejandro Granados–Echegoyen, Irma Del Rosario Arcos-Cordova, Crescencio Pérez–Rentería, José I. Benítez-Alva, Pablo Manrique-Saide, Herón Huerta
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This report describes the presence of Aedes albopictus Skuse (Diptera: Culicidae) in Yucatan Peninsula and represents the first record of the Asian tiger invasive mosquito in Campeche State, southeastern Mexico. We collected specimens using 11,326 ovitraps put into houses of urban and rural areas, as part of the entomological surveillance by the local Ministry of Health from January 2019 to February 2020. We found Ae. albopictus in five of the 12 municipalities of Campeche (San Francisco de Campeche, Tenabo, Hecelchakán, Calkíni and Escárcega). We record 68 positive ovitraps and 226 Ae. albopictus larvae. This finding increases the number of mosquito species recorded in Campeche, Mexico, and possibly the potential for 22 arbovirus transmission.

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Jorge Luis Hernández–Rodríguez, Rafael Perez-Pacheco, Alfonso Vásquez-López, Meret Chantal Mejenes–Hernández, Carlos Alejandro Granados–Echegoyen, Irma Del Rosario Arcos-Cordova, Crescencio Pérez–Rentería, José I. Benítez-Alva, Pablo Manrique-Saide, and Herón Huerta "Asian Tiger Mosquito in Yucatan Peninsula: First Record of Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Campeche, Mexico," Journal of Medical Entomology 57(6), 2022-2024, (5 July 2020). https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjaa133
Received: 29 April 2020; Accepted: 2 June 2020; Published: 5 July 2020
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Aedes albopictus
Campeche
Mexico
ovitraps
surveillance
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