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First record of Aedes koreicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Germany

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Within the framework of a national mosquito monitoring programme, a mosquito specimen collected in mid-2015 in southern Germany was identified as Aedes koreicus, a non-endemic species originating from East Asia. After the Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus, which is already established in Germany and widely distributed, and the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus, which is increasingly often introduced from southern Europe, A. koreicus is the third demonstrated invasive mosquito species in Germany supposed to have significant vector potential for disease agents.

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The citizen science project ‘Mueckenatlas’ (www.mueckenatlas.de) is funded by the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE), grant number 2819104615. The authors express their gratitude to Jutta Falland, Juliane Horenk and Oliver Tauchmann for excellent technical assistance in the laboratory.

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Werner, D., Zielke, D.E. & Kampen, H. First record of Aedes koreicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Germany. Parasitol Res 115, 1331–1334 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-015-4848-6

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Keywords

  • Aedes koreicus
  • Invasive species
  • Culicidae
  • Germany
  • Mueckenatlas