14 interceptions containing mosquitoes of overseas origin in 2020
Here are the key findings from our latest factsheet on High-risk pests caught at New Zealand's border.
- There were 14 interceptions containing mosquitoes of overseas origin in 2020.
- 20 types of high-risk mosquito species of public health concern were caught between 2011–2020. Culex quinquefasciatus, Aedes aegypti and Aedes vexans were the most common species.
- 34.3% of all interceptions of overseas origin originated from the Pacific region between 2011–2020. Australia was the most common country of origin.
- 36.7% of mosquito interceptions of overseas origin were discovered among ‘other cargo’ (eg, household goods, shipping containers—contents not specified) between 2011–2020.
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