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The discovery and distribution of Aedes albopictus in Harris County, Texas.
By Sprenger D, Wuithiranyagool T.
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 2: 217-219., 1986
Cite: 1173918
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Sprenger D, Wuithiranyagool T. 1986. The discovery and distribution of Aedes albopictus in Harris County, Texas. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 2: 217-219.

On August 2, 1985, numerous adults and larvae of an unknown species of Aedes were collected from several widely separated tire dumps, in and around the city of Houston, Texas.

A survey of Harris County was begun on August 22 to determine the frequency, abundance and distribution of Ae. albopictus in water-filled containers, especially tires.

Surprisingly, Ae. albopictus was both the most abundant and frequently collected species. Aedes albopictus was found in 125 (75.3%) of the used tires and in 17 (73.9%) of the water-filled containers harboring mosquito larvae. Of the 2,950 larvae identified during the survey, 1,564 (53%) were Ae. albopictus.