Aedes albopictus - current known distribution: September 2017


The map shows the current known distribution of Aedes albopictus in Europe at ‘regional’ administrative level (NUTS3), as of September 2017.

Aedes albopictus - current known distribution: September 2017

The exotic mosquitoes distribution maps are based only on confirmed data (published and unpublished) provided by experts from the respective countries as part of the VectorNet project.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.

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.


Suggested citation: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and European Food Safety Authority. Mosquito maps [internet]. Stockholm: ECDC; 2018. Available from:

VectorNet tool


VectorNet tool


The VectorNet tool is an online tool where external experts in vectors and vector-borne diseases can submit information on the distribution of vectors like ticks, mosquitoes, sand flies and biting midges in Europe. Experts that wish to contribute can register and submit data at various administrative scales (NUTS 1-2-3) or data linked to geographic coordinates. They can insert directly their data in an online database.

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European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors, transmitting human and animal disease agents (VectorNet)

VectorNet is a joint initiative of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).