Mosquito maps

These maps show the distribution and surveillance of vectors at ‘regional’ administrative unit level - NUTS3 or equivalent and NUTS2 in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, England (UK), Scotland (UK) and Wales (UK). 

The maps do not represent the official view or position of the countries.

Invasive mosquitoes: Surveillance map

The surveillance map shows the regions where surveillance activities for exotic mosquitoes are ongoing in EU/EEA and the neighbouring countries. 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.

Invasive mosquito spp. - current known surveillance: July 2019

One new report was submitted since the previous update (January 2019).

Invasive mosquitoes: Distribution maps

The maps show the current distribution of invasive mosquito species in EU/EEA at ‘regional’ administrative unit level. The maps are based on data (published and unpublished) provided and validated by experts.

Separate maps for the distribution of each of the following exotic mosquito species are currently available:  Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, Aedes japonicus, Aedes atropalpus and Aedes koreicus.

For invasive species the possible distribution statuses are:

  • Established: An established population (evidence of reproduction and overwintering) of the species has been observed in at least one municipality within the administrative unit.
  • Introduced: The species has been detected (but without confirmed establishment) within the administrative unit.
  • Absent: Field surveys or studies on mosquitoes were conducted but the species has not been detected within the administrative unit.
  • No data: No sampling has been performed and no data on the species is available within the administrative unit.
  • Unknown: It is unknown whether there are field studies on this species within the administrative unit.

Aedes albopictus - current known distribution: September 2020

346 new reports were submitted since the previous update (May 2020).

Aedes japonicus - current known distribution: September 2020

114 new reports were submitted since the previous update (May 2020).

Aedes koreicus - current known distribution: September 2020

113 new reports were submitted since the previous update (May 2020).

Aedes aegypti - current known distribution: September 2020

12 reports were submitted since the previous update (May 2020).

Aedes invasive mosquitoes - current known distribution: October 2020

This is the first time this map is published.

Native mosquitoes: Distribution maps

The maps show the current distribution of native mosquito species in Europe at ‘regional’ administrative unit level. The maps are based only on confirmed data (published and unpublished) provided by experts.

For native species the possible distribution statuses are:

  • Present: The species has been observed to be present in at least one municipality within the administrative unit.
  • Introduced: The species has been introduced in the administrative unit without confirmed establishment.
  • Anticipated Absent: the species has never been reported and there is a high probability that it is absent.
  • Confirmed Absent: the species has never been reported within the administrative unit and there have been field surveys or studies on mosquitoes within the last 5 years of the distribution status date.
  • No Data: No sampling has been performed and no data on the species is available.
  • Unknown: The status is unknown

Areas outside the scope of the VectorNet geographical scope are colour-coded as ‘Outside scope’.

Anopheles superpictus - current known distribution: September 2020

3 new reports were submitted since the previous update (May 2020).

Culex modestus - current known distribution: September 2020

143 new reports were submitted since the previous update (May 2020).

Aedes caspius - current known distribution: September 2020

29 new reports were submitted since the previous update (May 2020).

Aedes vexans s.l. - current known distribution: October 2020

9 new reports were submitted since the previous update (May 2020).

Anopheles plumbeus - current known distribution: September 2020

283 new reports were submitted since the previous update (May 2020).

Coquillettidia richiardii - current known distribution: September 2020

473 new reports were submitted since the previous update (May 2020).

Culex pipiens group - current known distribution: October 2020

2031 new reports were submitted since the previous update (May 2020).

Aedes detritus/Aedes coluzzii - current known distribution: October 2020

14 new reports were submitted since the previous update (May 2020).

Anopheles maculipennis s.l. - current known distribution: October 2020

929 new reports were submitted since the previous update (May 2020).
Page last updated 4 Nov 2020