The Aedes albopictus gets its nick-name, the Asian tiger mosquito because of the black-and-white stripes on its body. It was first brought to Texas in a shipment of tires according to the Wall Street Journal. On Wednesday, media outlets warned about the pests invading the east coast. The WSJ reports unlike other mosquitoes, the aggressive Asian tiger bites all day long, from morning until night. Dina Fonseca, associate professor of entomology at Rutgers University, tells the WSJ, "Part of the reason it is called ‘tiger’ is also because it is very aggressive. You can try and swat it all you want, but once it’s on you, it doesn’t let go."
/ / / Health officials warn about invasion of the Asian tiger mosquito