Steamy days, sultry nights and swarming bugs all make up the thrum of life in the heart of summer. But more and more, summer is assaulted the bloodsucking kind of bugs, namely mosquitoes and ticks.
More than a nuisance, new species can impact our health and indicate larger environmental trends.
Beautiful And Adaptable
One relative newcomer prowling the scene is the Asian tiger mosquito. Named for its unique markings, it is black with white stripes.
"It's actually — if I could go out on a limb here — a very beautiful mosquito," says entomologist Brian Allan, assistant professor at the University of Illinois at ...read more