On 13 June 2019, in a sample of mosquitoes captured in the province of Flevoland, the Netherlands during routine surveillance, a specimen was recognised as potentially belonging to an exotic species. Based on the molecular analysis of the specimen, we concluded that it belonged to Aedes flavopictus (Yamada, 1921). To our knowledge, this is both the first time that this species has been reported outside its area of origin in north-east Asia and associated with the import of used tyres.
Citation: Ibáñez-Justicia Adolfo, van de Vossenberg Bart, van den Biggelaar Rens, Voogd Joris, Metz Eveline, Jacobs Frans, Dik Marian, Stroo Arjan. Detection of Aedes flavopictus (Yamada, 1921), Netherlands, June 2019. Euro Surveill. 2019;24(30):pii=1900433. https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.30.1900433