The Tiger and Yellow Fever Mosquito visually look very similar.
Recognizing the difference is important for tracking and controlling the spread of Yellow Fever, Dengue fever and other diseases. Especially important, now that the range of the two have overlapped in the United States.
I have some questions about the commonalities of these mosquitoes.
Evolutionarily, How can the similarities be explained?
Why do they both have the black body with white stripes?
What is the best way to tell them apart?
A. aegypti, the Yellow Fever Mosquito
A. albopictus, the Tiger Mosquito