Aedes polynesiensis

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Aedes polynesiensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Culicidae
Genus: Aedes
Subgenus: Stegomyia
Species: A. polynesiensis
Binomial name
Aedes polynesiensis
Marks, 1951

Aedes polynesiensis (also known as Polynesian tiger mosquito) is only found in the South Pacific on the islands of Austral Islands, Cook Islands, Ellice Islands, Fiji Islands, Hoorn Islands, Marquesas Islands, Pitcairn Island, Samoa Islands, Society Islands, Tokelau Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago.[1][2] It is the vector of both the dengue virus and lymphatic filariasis.[1]

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