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The tiger mosquito is present on all continents. Globalization and the transport of goods have allowed this insect colonize the world. In Europe first appeared in 1979, in Albania. Was progressively extending from Italy, France, the old Yugoslavia, Belgium, Hungary, Holland, Switzerland, Greece... The year 2004, was detected for the first time in Catalonia, specifically in Sant Cugat del Vallès.

Currently, the tiger mosquito is in more than 180 Catalan municipalities. Affects all of the counties of Girona, with a special incidence in La Selva, Gironès and the Baix Empordà. It has been shown that this mosquito expands with more ease in those areas that there is more transit of people.


 Map of expansion of the tiger mosquito in the region of Girona: