By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 8:11 AM on 13th August 2009
Mosquitoes hitching lifts on boats and planes are threatening unique wildlife on the exotic islands which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, scientists said today.
Aircraft are routinely introducing the insects to the Galapagos Islands’ ecosystem, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Scientists said the mosquitoes had the potential to carry diseases lethal to many species on the islands in the Pacific.