How did the tiger mosquito settle in France?

PODCAST (2/5) – In this episode of “Animal”, let’s discover tiger mosquitoes with Anna-Bella Failloux, professor at the Institut Pasteur in Paris in medical entomology, insect specialist

He wears white and black stripes, is often hated by men, because he can transmit diseases. Coming from Asia, the tiger mosquito appeared in France in 2004. In 2022, 67 metropolitan departments were placed on red alert by the Vigilance moustiques site, three more than last year.

Why is Aedes albopictus colonizing our country so quickly? What are the health risks associated with this insect? How to fight against its proliferation? Welcome to “Animal”, the series about animals in town. Living beings, small or large, with us share our cities. After the sparrows, let’s discover the tiger mosquito with Anna-Bella Failloux, professor at the Institut Pasteur in Paris in medical entomology, specialist in insects, in particular mosquito vectors of disease, such as dengue fever and chikungunya.

Exceptional resistance to drought and cold

The most affected areas of metropolitan territory are in the south, in cities like Montpellier or Nice, where it has become a pest. And a bad surprise: the tiger mosquito bites during the day, unlike the classic mosquito – the culex – which bites mainly at dawn and at dusk(…) Read more at 20minutes

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