How to Report a Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus)

1. First observe well the insect:

  • it has two wings, relatively small (about 1 cm) and it bites
  • it has black and white striped legs
  • The thorax of Aedes albopictus is black with an evident white stripe, while the thorax of Aedes japonicus and Aedes koreicus are brownish / yellowish.

2. Take a full picture of the specimen completely from above making sure to include the legs.

3. Continue your report by clicking the button below.

Report a Tiger Mosquito

4. If possible, preserve the specimen (place it between two small pieces of paper towels and then store it in a small box) to prevent deterioration. If the photo is not sufficient for reliable identification, the reporting center will ask you to send the specimen.