Aedes (Stg.) aegypti

Author

  • (Linnaeus)
  • 1762:470 (A; Culex) - pdf not yet available
  • Egypt (NE)

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahama Islands, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Azores, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, R. Congo, D. R. Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djbouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mexico, Micronesia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Rio Muni, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Synonyms

Bionomics

In association with man, aegypti will use any and all natural and artifical containers. Away from urban areas the species tends to favor pools in river beds, tree stumps, tree holes and natural containers. Females are primarily day biters and readily enter buildings to feed. They have also been taken in lesser numbers at night (Christophers 1960).

Medical Importance

Primary vector of dengue and yellow fever (Christophers 1960).

LARVA  PUPA

Adult Stage, detail images:

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