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Monday, September 03, 2007

Minnesota Mozzies  

Via the sky blue waters report comes this article from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune about the recent arrival of yet another non-native mosquito species in Minnesota. The Japanese rock pool mosquito (Aedes japonicus, also known as Ochlerotatus japonicus), which has been present in the US since the late 1990s, was discovered in Scott County in early August. Unfortunately, preliminary evidence suggests that this is one of several mosquito species that can carry West Nile virus, and there is concern that the mosquitoes may be able to transmit other viruses to humans as well.

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