The discovery and distribution of Aedes albopictus in Harris County, Texas.By Sprenger D, Wuithiranyagool T.
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