Bioclimatic modeling of the European distribution of the invasive Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse, 1895), with special reference to Ukraine

TitleBioclimatic modeling of the European distribution of the invasive Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse, 1895), with special reference to Ukraine
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsKozynenko, II, Tytar, VM
Abbreviated Key TitleDopov. Nac. akad. nauk Ukr.
Date Published3/2020

Due to the spread of Aedes albopictus to many countries around the globe, which is an important mosquito vector for the transmission of many viral pathogens and capable of hosting the Zika virus, it is important to determine the potential suitable bioclimatic range in Ukraine. Bioclimatic modelling suggests that, under current climate conditions, the vector species has varying chances in the near term to invade a number of regions in Ukraine, especially in the south and west of the country: particularly, Crimea, the southern portion of the Odesa region, and Transcarpathian one and, to a less extent, the Precarpathian region. Under the risk of invasion by the mosquito vector, are as well coastal areas of the Black and Azov seas.

KeywordsAedes albopictus, bioclimatic modeling, Ukraine

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