Japanese Aedes albopictus among four mosquito species reaching New Zealand in used tires.
Since a 1988-89 survey of northern New Zealand revealed no additions to the known mosquito fauna, this country's used tire importations have much increased.
Relevant entomological quarantine was thus monitored in a November 1992-January 1993 Auckland project, during which almost 1/3 of 8,549 casings from Japan proved wet on inspection.
In this study and at 2 South Island ports afterwards, 5 vessels from Japan and one from Australia were found to have brought in mosquito-infested used tires.
Live Cedes albopictus (all larval instars, pupae, and adults) and Cedes japonicus, and dead Tripheroides bambusa were discovered in shipments from Japan (3 interceptions each in the first 2 cases, and one in the 3rd).
Mots-clés Pascal : Répartition géographique, Vecteur, Importation, Pneumatique, Déplacement passif animal, Introduction animal accidentelle, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie, Aedes albopictus, Culicidae, Diptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Invertebrata
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Geographic distribution, Vector, Import, Tyre, Animal passive transport, Animal accidental introduction, New Zealand, Oceania, Aedes albopictus, Culicidae, Diptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Invertebrata
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0514618
Code Inist : 002A37A. Création : 199501.