Seasonal surveillance confirms the range expansion of (Aedes japonicus japonicas) (Theobald) (Diptera: Culicidae) to the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu and Kauai

Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology
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The Asian bush mosquito, Aedes japonicus japonicus (Theobald) was not known to occur in the Hawaii archipelago until it was identified on the island of Hawaii in 2003. This mosquito species remained undetected on the neighboring islands for 8 years before it was discovered at the Honolulu International Airport on Oahu in 2012. By 2015, four Ae. j. japonicus mosquitoes were collected in the western mountains of Oahu and one was collected in the central mountains of Kauai. The collection of this invasive mosquito species across the neighboring Hawaiian Islands of Oahu and Kauai indicated the need for increased seasonal surveillance on these islands. Following nearly four years of surveillance, Ae. j. japonicus was also confirmed to occur in the eastern mountains of Oahu and in the central mountainous region of Kauai. To expand the knowledge of the spread of invasive mosquitoes species further surveillance is necessary to identify all possible areas where populations of Ae. j. japonicus and other invasive mosquito species occur in Hawaiian archipelago.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Seasonal surveillance confirms the range expansion of Aedes japonicus japonicas (Theobald) (Diptera: Culicidae) to the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu and Kauai
Series title Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology
DOI 10.1016/j.aspen.2018.10.015
Volume 21
Issue 4
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center
Description 7 p.
First page 1366
Last page 1372
Country United States
State Hawaii
Other Geospatial Kauai, Island, Maui Island, Oahu Island
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