Asian tiger mosquito

noun
striped native of Japan thriving in southwestern and midwestern United States and spreading to the Caribbean; potential carrier of serious diseases
Syn: ↑Aedes albopictus
Hypernyms: ↑mosquito
Member Holonyms: ↑Aedes, ↑genus Aedes

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
: a black-and-white striped Asian mosquito of the genus Aedes (A. albopictus) that transmits the causative viruses of several diseases (as dengue and Japanese B encephalitis) in Asia and that has been introduced into the United States

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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