Dear Scientists and Public Health Professionals,
We are writing to share information on how you may be able to directly benefit from Vector Biology research resources provided by the Infravec2 consortium at no cost to you (paid for by the European Commission).
On 13 June 2019, in a sample of mosquitoes captured in the province of Flevoland, the Netherlands during routine surveillance, a specimen was recognised as potentially belonging to an exotic species. Based on the molecular analysis of the specimen, we concluded that it belonged to Aedes flavopictus (Yamada, 1921). To our knowledge, this is both the first time that this species has been reported outside its area of origin in north-east Asia and associated with the import of used tyres.
Studying the genomes of invasive populations allows for the tracing of invasion processes. In this study, the authors have focused on the invasion of Albania, Italy and Greece by the Asian tiger mosquito,Aedes albopictus' one of the most successful invasive animal species worldwide.
The recent reports of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus populations in Turkey, in parallel with the territorial expansion identified in several surrounding countries, have raised concerns about the establishment and re-establishment of these invasive Aedes mosquitoes in Turkey. This cross-sectional study was performed to detect Aedes aegypti and Ae.