Tag: Asian tiger mosquito

UF Researchers Zero in on Potential Threat of New Mosquito Virus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A virus responsible for an illness outbreak in Venezuela is spreading to other parts of the Americas, says a University of Florida scientist who is closely monitoring the Mayaro virus. Most recently, the virus was… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists write document explaining Zika virus; urge vigilance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although the Zika virus is spreading, even into Florida, it does not appear to have been transmitted from mosquito to person or person to person in Florida. But that could happen any time, University of… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists find another clue to monitor, trap virus-spreading mosquito

See caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Asian tiger mosquito is attracted to flowering butterfly bushes, giving mosquito control officials another tool to monitor and trap the insect that can transmit pathogens, causing potentially deadly diseases, a new… Read More

Mating with the wrong insect may cut yellow fever mosquito populations

Asian tiger mosquito Yellow fever mosquito GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Asian tiger mosquitoes can drive down yellow fever mosquito populations when the female chooses the wrong male with which to mate, UF/IFAS scientists say. Both insects transmit chikungunya and… Read More

UF/IFAS expert: Female mosquitoes become savvy about other-species suitors

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Talk about meeting Mr. Wrong. Female yellow fever mosquitoes sometimes contend with the courtship and mating efforts of males from another, competing species – the Asian tiger… Read More