Common Name: Aedes mosquito
Scientific Name: Aedes aegyptii, Aedes albopictus
Aedes mosquito, also known as 'Asian tiger mosquito' has typical black and white stripe markings on their body and legs.
Aedes aegypti is the main vector of human diseases like dengue and chikungunya
It is a day biting mosquito which feed indoors and outdoors, mainly in the early morning and the last 3-4 hours of daylight and prefer to rest indoors in secluded places, e.g. under sinks, in curtain folds or in wardrobes.
Where to find them?Aedes aegypti lives in close association with humans, typically breeding in household water-storage containers and other artificial rain-filled containers in the domestic environment, including roof gutters, discarded tyres of vehicles and discarded c