Aedes (Stg.) africanus


  • (Theobald)
  • 1901d:3 (F; Stegomyia)
  • Duke Town and Bonny, [Eastern Provinces], Nigeria (BM)



Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Dem. Rep. Congo, Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia


  • dubia Theobald
    • 1910c:170 (F*; Stegomyia)
    • Type-loc: Katemar, Bihe, Angola (BM).


Larvae are found in tree holes, stump holes, bamboo stumps, cut bamboo, tree forks and artifical containers. Females readily bite man, will enter houses to bite and are crepuscular. They feed both at ground and canopy levels (Huang 1979).

Medical Importance

It is one of the most important vectors of arboviruses in the Afrotropical region, and an efficient vector of yellow fever. Chikungunya and Rift Valley fever have also been isolated from this species (Huang 1979).

Culicidae » Culicinae » Aedini » Aedes » Stegomyia
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References

  • Edwards 1941:150 (M*, F*), 391 (P*).
  • Hopkins 1952:156 (L*)
  • Mattingly 1952:241 (tax.)
  • Mattingly and Bruce-Chwatt 1954:187 (M*, F*)
  • Service 1976: 260 (distr.)
  • Huang 1990:14 (M*, F*, P*, L*;lectotype desig.;biol.).
  • Linley, Abo-Ghalia, Soliman and Mukwaya. 1993:27 (E*)

Adult Stage, detail images:

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