Aedes polynesiensis

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Polynesian tiger mosquito
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 the 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 a vector of both dengue and lymphatic filariasis,[1] and a probable vector of Zika virus.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Polynesian tiger mosquito - Aedes polynesiensis". 
  2. ^ "Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit: Aedes polynesiensis". 
  3. ^ European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 2014. Rapid risk assessment: Zika virus infection outbreak, French Polynesia. Stockholm: ECDC,, 14 February 2014.