Three adult Aedes albopictus were collected on 10 August 1993 within the city limits of Batesville, Arkansas. This is the firs tknown report of this species from Independence County. Subsequent investigation revealed the presence of at least three well established populations in the county, two of which were monitored on a monthly basis from Aprilto September of 1994. Peak A. albopictus numbers were recorded in July and August when the population levels were sufficient to make this mosquito a significant pest in Batesville. Our observations suggest that the Asian tiger mosquito will likely colonize other similar communities in Arkansas.

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