Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Pharmacology and Pharmacy Section, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica; Mosquito Control and Research Unit, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. Electronic address: [Email]
This report describes the presence of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) in Jamaica. The adults were found while conducting an ongoing survey of mosquitoes on the island. Specimens were collected using a combination of modified Center for Disease Control (CDC) miniature light traps and BG sentinel traps. A total of six adult female Ae. albopictus mosquitoes were collected at two different locations in October of 2018. This finding increases the number of Aedes mosquito species on the island bringing with it public health implications.