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Aedes albopictus

Common names: Asian Tiger Mosquito


Adult female Aedes albopictus. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Geographic Distribution

    Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are found mostly in the southern half of Indiana, but also present in northern counties


    Known distribution of Aedes albopictus in Indiana. Updated February, 2023.

  • Life Cycle

    Aedes albopictus mosquitoes normally lay their eggs above pools of water that accumulate in containers (e.g. clogged rain gutters, waste tires, and containers laying around the home). The eggs hatch when enough water accumulates to cover the eggs. The mosquito life cycle consists of four stages (egg, larva, pupa, and adult). Aedes albopictus usually completes its life cycle in 7 – 10 days, but this can take less time during high temperatures. These mosquitoes are most active during the day, especially in shady locations. Only female mosquitoes bite animals and people.


    Aedes mosquito life cycle. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


    Discarded tires holding water; breeding site for Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. Photo: Indiana Department of Health.

  • Commonly Associated Diseases

    *Travel associated diseases not endemic to Indiana

  • Prevention

    The best way to prevent diseases associated with Aedes albopictus mosquitoes is to avoid mosquito bites. Please see our mosquito bite prevention page for more information.