Aedes (Dic.) furcifer


  • (Edwards)
  • 1913b:48 (nom. nov. for nigra Theobald, non Giles 1904b; Ochlerotatus)
  • Type-loc: Sudan (BM)



Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda


  • africana Theobald
    • 1911c:151 (non Stegomyia africana Theobald 1901a) (M*, F*; Diceromyia)
    • Type-loc: Nasser, Sobat River, Sudan (BM)
  • nigra Theobald
    • 1906b:80 (F*; Mansonia)
    • Type-loc: Blue Nile, Sudan (BM).


Larvae are found in rot-holes in trees (Hopkins 1952).

Medical Importance

Ae. furcifer is involved in the monkey-to-man and, to a lesser extent, man-to-man transmission of yellow fever (Germain, Francy, Ferrara et al., 1980), a potential vector of dengue 2 (Jupp and Kemp 1993), and a vector of Chikungunya viruses (Diallo, Thonnon et al., 1999).

Culicidae » Culicinae » Aedini » Aedes » Diceromyia
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References

  • Edwards 1941:214 (M*, F), 401 (P*).
  • Lewis 1942a:153 (P, L).
  • Hopkins 1952:213 (L)
  • Reinert 1972b:87 (E*).

Adult Stage, detail images:

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