Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus, commonly known as the Asian Tiger Mosquito, originated from South-East Asia, the Western Pacific and Indian islands. Over the last few decades it has spread across to Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and to the Eastern Pacific islands . Like Aedes aegypti, eggs of Aedes albopictus can resist drying. However, Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are able to withstand lower temperatures than Ae. aegypti . These traits have made it a highly invasive species. This is of huge public health importance given that the species is a competent vector of dengue, West Nile, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses.