The 14th chapter of the “Inhabitants of the microworld” series is called “Tiger ready”.
Tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is an Asiatic mosquito that currently has become a danger for the areas surrounding the Mediterranean. This mosquito is considered an invasive species that is able to act as a vector for several diseases. Adults can be easily recognized by its white stripes on its legs and mainly by the conspicuous white line along the dorsal part of the thorax.
The citizen science platform Mosquito Alert (http://www.mosquitoalert.com/), has been developed to study the expansion of this species and to fight against it.
This is the 14th chapter of a series that will bring to us a video per day during this confinement forced by COVID-19.
We hope that you enjoy this initiative, which gives access to a documentary series for free to the world, and you share it with everyone you think will possibly be interested.
Science into Images’s team.