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Mosquito maps

Exotic mosquitoes: Distribution maps

The maps shows the current known distribution of invasive mosquito species in Europe at ‘regional’ administrative level (NUTS3). They are based only on confirmed data (published and unpublished) provided by experts from the respective countries as part of the VectorNet project.

Separate maps for the distribution of each of the following mosquito species are currently available:  Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, Aedes japonicus, Aedes atropalpus and Aedes koreicus.
To see a map for a particular mosquito species, please select the vector species in the menu below.

RED An established population (evidence of reproduction and overwintering) of the species has been observed in at least one municipality within the administrative unit
YELLOW The species has been introduced (but without confirmed establishment) in the administrative unit within the last 5 years of the distribution status date
DARK GREEN Field surveys or studies on mosquitoes were conducted and no introduction (during the last 5 years) or no established population of the species have been reported
MEDIUM GREY No data for the last 5 years are available to local experts
LIGHT GREY No information is available about field studies on mosquitoes during the last 5 years.


Exotic mosquitoes: Surveillance map

The map 'Invasive mosquitoes' shows the current known vector surveillance activities in Europe. The surveillance activities include not only specific surveillance studies but also work done as part of on-going control activities, research projects and inventory studies.

To see the mosquito surveillance map, please select 'Invasive mosquitoes - current known distribution' in the menu below.


DARK BLUE Vector surveillance activities are on-going or were done within 12 months of the surveillance status date.
LIGHT BLUE No vector surveillance activities are on-going.
MEDIUM GREY No data on on-going vector surveillance are available to local experts.
LIGHT GREY No  information is available on the existence of vector surveillance.

ECDC and EFSA, through the VectorNet network, continues to improve the data collection for the maps. VectorNet is looking for vector-borne disease experts who are interested in sharing data on the distribution of mosquito, tick, sand fly and culicoides vectors.
Experts can contact VectorNet at to join the network. They can also register and upload data to the common database through the VectorNet tool.

Please note that the data do not represent the official view or position of the countries. 


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Aedes aegypti - current known distribution - April 2017
Downloadable tables with the distribution of Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus in Europe
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