Living With Invasives

Mosquito Mouthparts

The Zika Virus is an example of an invasive species. Originally from Africa, it has now spread around the globe to every continent but Antarctica and hundreds of remote islands. The Zika Virus depends on a mosquito, Aedes aegypti, for most of its transmission.

Aedes aegypti is also an invasive species. A native of Sub-Saharan Africa, Aedes aegypti began a long association with humans when humans first moved into the African forests. Aedes aegypti was able to find…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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