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Introduction to the Mosquitoes in California Project

Newly arrived invasive mosquitoes are spreading around California: The main objective of this project is to help identify and track mosquitoes that transmit pathogens to people, domestic animals and wildlife. Two main species of concern are the Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus) and the Yellow-fever Mosquito (Aedes aegypti). These invasive species transmit a variety of viruses and were first detected in California in 2011 and 2013 respectively, and now have begun to spread throughout S. and C. California (see here and here for more information including an interactive map of these invasive species). Tracking and controlling these and several other species of mosquitoes that transmit ...more ↓

Posted on November 16, 2017 20:30 by cydno cydno | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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Thank you for entering observations of mosquitoes in California using iNaturalist! California is home to over 80 mosquitoes including several new invasive species that we want to keep track of. By adding observations to this project you will be helping document where and when these species are found across the state. You may also help catch a newly arriving species before it has time ...more ↓

Mini cydno created this project on June 22, 2015
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