Abstract Aedes vittatus Bigot is distributed throughout Africa, tropical Asia, and southern Europe and occurs in sylvatic as well as peridomestic environments where it readily feeds on humans. Although the vectorial capacity of Ae. vittatus is not well understood, this species is known to play a role in the maintenance and transmission of yellow fever, Zika, chikungunya, and dengue virus within its native range. In October 2019, after a routine inspection of mosquito-breeding containers in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic, two Ae. 

 

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Citation: P M Alarcón-Elbal, M A Rodríguez-Sosa, B C Newman, W B Sutton, The First Record of Aedes vittatus (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Dominican Republic: Public Health Implications of a Potential Invasive Mosquito Species in the Americas, Journal of Medical Entomology, Volume 57, Issue 6, November 2020, Pages 2016–2021, https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjaa128