The story centers on aedes albopictus, aka the Tiger mosquito, a newcomer to the New World.
In contrast to the veteran Anopheles, the aedes mosquito did not arrive until the 1980s.
The very officers of the Plebeians, the famous Plebeian aediles, get their name from association with this temple (aedes).
Footnote: The word "Aedile" is derived from aedes, meaning temple.
aedes in colle Quirinali Romulo constituta, ipse pro deo cultus et Quirinus est appellatus.
Like the David, it used to live out of doors, until in 1755 Nicolaus Martelli "in aedes suas transtulit."
Aedes A·e·des (ā-ē'dēz')
A genus of mosquitoes frequently found in tropical and subtropical regions that includes Aedes aegypti, which transmits diseases such as yellow fever and dengue.