The Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus) also known as "Forest Day Mosquito" is a species of mosquito in the family Culicidae. The adult is about 6 mm long. It has black and white striped legs and black and white striped body. It is called a tiger mosquito because its striped appearance is similar to a tiger. It feeds/bites in the daytime particularly in shades in addition to down and dusk. The Asian Tiger mosquito is an important vector for the transmission of many viral diseases to human hosts, including the West Nile virus, Yellow fever virus, dengue fever and Chikungunya fever. Besides human hosts it can also harbor diseases that affect animals.
Asian Tiger Mosquito-Aedes albopictus