Asian Tiger Mosquito (image) Washington University in St. Louis Share Print E-Mail Caption Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito, is an aggressive daytime biter and a potential disease vector. Lab studies have shown that two dozen viruses can reproduce in the mosquito, but so far it is suspected of spreading only the chickunguna virus in the US. Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.