AIM-COST Publications

These are the list of papers published under the framework of the AIM-COST Action CA17108.  For authors it is essential that you add in the acknowledgements of your manuscripts the following statement: "The work of authors_name(s) was done within the framework of AIM-COST Action CA17108" to any papers written in collaboration with AIM partners.

  • Bakran-Lebl K., Zittra C., Harl J., Shahi-Barogh B., Grätzl A., Ebmer D., Schaffner F., Fuehrer H-P.. (2021) Arrival of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1895) in Vienna, Austria and initial monitoring activities. Transbound Emerging Diseases. 2021;1–6 DOI: 10.1111/tbed.14169
  • Stefopoulou, A.; LaDeau, S.L.; Syrigou, N.; Balatsos, G.; Karras, V.; Lytra, Ι.; Boukouvala, E.; Papachristos, D.P.; Milonas, P.G.; Kapranas, A.; Vahamidis, P.; Michaelakis, A. (2021) Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Survey in Greece before the Implementation of Sterile Insect Technique against Aedes albopictusInsects 2021, 12, 212. DOI: 10.3390/insects12030212
  • Cebrián-Camisón S., Martínez-de la Puente J., Figuerola J., (2020) A Literature Review of Host Feeding Patterns of Invasive Aedes Mosquitoes in Europe.Insects 202011(12), 848; DOI: 10.3390/insects11120848
  • Marini G.,  Manica M., Arnoldi D., Inama E., Rosà R., Rizzoli A. Influence of Temperature on the Life-Cycle Dynamics of Aedes albopictus Population Established at Temperate Latitudes: A Laboratory Experiment. Insects 2020, 11, 0808; DOI: 10.3390/insects11110808
  • Caputo, B.; Manica, M.; Filipponi, F.; Blangiardo, M.; Cobre, P.; Delucchi, L.; De Marco, C.M.; Iesu, L.; Morano, P.; Petrella, V.; Salvemini, M.; Bianchi, C.; della Torre, A. ZanzaMapp: A (2020) Scalable Citizen Science Tool to Monitor Perception of Mosquito Abundance and Nuisance in Italy and Beyond. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 202017, 7872. DOI:
  • Caputo B., Russo G., Manica M., Vairo F., Poletti P., Guzzetta G., Merler S., Scagnolari C., Solimini A. (2020) A comparative analysis of the 2007 and 2017 Italian chikungunya outbreaks and implication for public health response. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 14(6): e0008159. DOI:
  • Cvetkovikj A., Djadjovski I., Krstevski K., Popova Z, Rashikj L, Atanasova K., Cvetkovikj I., Stefanovska J. (2020) New records of the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) in North Macedonia. Mac Vet Rev 2020; 43 (2): 125 - 129 DOI: 10.2478/macvetrev-2020-0025
  • Kurucz K., Manica M., Delucchi Luca, Kemenesi G., Marini G. (2020) Dynamics and Distribution of the Invasive Mosquito Aedes koreicus in a Temperate European City. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(8), 2728; DOI:
  • Bellini R., Michaelakis A., Petrić D., Schaffner F., Alten B., Angelini P., Aranda C., Becker N., Carrieri M.., Di  Luca M., Fălcuţă E., Flacio E., Klobuča A., Lagneau N., Merdić E., Mikov O., Pajovic I., Papachris D., Sousar C.A., Stroo A., Toma L., Vasquez M.I., Velo E., Venturelli C., Zgomba M. (2020) Practical management plan for invasive mosquito species in Europe: I. Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus).  Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, DOI: For a YouTube Interview on the paper click here...
  • Martínez-de la Puente J., Díez-Fernández A., Montalvo T., Bueno-Marí R., Pangrani Q., Soriguer R.C.,Senar J.C., Figuerola J. (2020) Do Invasive Mosquito and Bird Species Alter Avian Malaria Parasite Transmission? Diversity 2020, 12(3), 111;
  • Martínez-de la Puente J., Soriguer R., Senar J.C., Figuerola J., Bueno-Mari R., Montalvo T. (2020) Mosquitoes in an Urban Zoo: Identification of Blood Meals, Flight Distances of Engorged Females, and Avian Malaria Infections  Front. Vet. Sci., 21 August 2020 DOI:
  • Caputo B., Moretti R., Manica M., Serini P., Lampazzi E., Bonanni M., Fabbri G., Pichler V., della Torre A., Calvitti M. A bacterium against the tiger: preliminary evidence of fertility reduction after release of Aedes albopictus males with manipulated Wolbachia infection in an Italian urban area. 11 October 2019 Pest Management Science DOI: For a YouTube Interview on the paper click here...
  • Akıner, M.M., Ozturk, M., Başer, A.B., Gunay, F., Hacıoğlu, S., Brinkmann, A., Emanet, N., Alten, B., Ozkul, A.,  Nitsche, A.,  Linton, Y., Ergunay, K.(2019).Arboviral screening of invasive Aedes species in northeastern Turkey: West Nile virus circulation and detection of insect-only viruses. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 13(5): e0007334.
  • Ibañez‐Justicia, A., Poortvliet, P. M., & Koenraadt, C. J. M. (2018). Evaluating perceptions of risk in mosquito experts and identifying undocumented pathways for the introduction of invasive mosquito species into Europe. Medical and veterinary entomology.
  • Ibáñez-Justicia A., van de Vossenberg B., van den Biggelaar R., Voogd J., Metz E., Jacobs F., Dik M., Stroo A. (2019) Detection of Aedes flavopictus (Yamada, 1921), Netherlands, June 2019. Euro Surveill. 2019;24(30):pii=1900433.


The following are papers published by AIM-COST partners and are interesting background reading of the AIM-COST project.

  • Moretti, R., Lampazzi, E., Damiani, C., Fabbri G.,, Lombardi G., Pioli C., Desiderio A., Serrao A.,  Calvitti M.; Increased biting rate and decreased Wolbachia density in irradiated Aedes mosquitoes. Parasites Vectors 15, 67 (2022).
  • Eritja R., Ruiz-Arrondo I., Delacour-Estrella S., Schaffner F., Álvarez-Chachero J., Bengoa M., Puig M.-A., Melero-Alcíbar R., Oltra A., Bartumeus F. & Mosquito Alert. First detection of Aedes japonicus in Spain: an unexpected finding triggered by citizen science. Parasites & Vectors, 2019, 19: 12-53.
  • Manica M, Guzzetta G, Filipponi F, Solimini A, Caputo B, della Torre A, et al. (2019) Assessing the risk of autochthonous yellow fever transmission in Lazio,central Italy. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 13(1):e0006970.
  • Marini  F, Caputo B, Pombi M, Travaglio M, Montarsi F, Drago A, Rosà R, Manica M. & della Torre A. (2018): Estimating spatio-temporal dynamics of Aedes albopictus dispersal to guide control interventions in case of exotic arboviruses in temperate regions. Scientific Reports volume 9, Article number: 10281 (2019)
  • Martinet J.-P., Ferté H., Failloux A.-B., Schaffner F., Depaquit J. Mosquitoes of North-Western Europe as Potential Vectors of Arboviruses: A Review. Viruses. 2019, 11(11): 1059. DOI: 10.3390/v11111059
  • Pichler V, Malandruccolo C, Serini P, Bellini R, Severini F, Toma L, Di Luca M, Montarsi F, Ballardini M, Manica M, Petrarca V, Vontas J, Kasai S, Della Torre A, Caputo B. (2019) Phenotypic and genotypic pyrethroid resistance of Aedes albopictus, with focus on the 2017 chikungunya outbreak in Italy.  Pest Manag Sci. 2019 Feb 6. PMID: 30729706 DOI: 10.1002/ps.5369
  • Robert V., Günay F., Le Goff G., Boussès P., Sulesco T., Khalin A., Medlock J., Kampen H., Petrić D. & Schaffner F. – Distribution chart for Euro-Mediterranean mosquitoes (Western Palaearctic region). Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association, 2019, 37: 1-28.
  • Schenkel C., Kamber T., Schaffner F., Mathis A. & Silaghi C. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for the identification of invasive Aedes mosquito species. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 2019. doi: 10.1111/mve.12366
  • Vaux A.G.C., Dallimore T., Cull B., Schaffner F., Strode C., Pflueger V., Murchie A., Rea I., Newham Z., McGinley L., Catton M., Gillingham E. & Medlock J.M. The challenge of invasive mosquito vectors in the United Kingdom in 2016-2018: a summary of surveillance and control of Aedes albopictus. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 2019, 33, 443–452. doi: 10.1111/mve.12396