Mosquitos to roam as tigers

Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Vanishing coastlines may not be the only peril in a warming world; disease-carrying Asian tiger mosquitoes may find the hotter temperatures more to their liking and may show up in places they've never been seen before, according to new research. "Our research shows that, like many mosquitoes, this species breeds faster as the temperature gets higher," says Barry Alto, entomology doctoral student at the University of Florida, USA and co-author of the study. What's more, he says, the Asian tiger mosquito may be just the beginning. Research indicates that global climate change could alter the current distributions of other mosquito species also ( , July 29).

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