Aedes (Stg.) luteocephalus


  • (Newstead)
  • 1907:15 (F*; Stegomyia)
  • Kumba, Belgian Congo (BM)



Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe


  • None


The preferred larval habitats are tree holes and rot holes with bamboo. Bamboo stems and artificial containers are also utilized. Females have been captured biting man (Huang 1990).

Medical Importance

This species is a vector of yellow fever in West and Central Africa. Chikungunya, Zika and dengue 2 viruses have also been isolated from Ae. luteocephalus (Huang 1990).

Culicidae » Culicinae » Aedini » Aedes » Stegomyia
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References

  • Edwards 1941:151 (M*, F*), 391(P).
  • Hopkins 1952:157 (L)
  • Mattingly 1952:245,286 (tax.)
  • Huang 1990:27 (lectotype desig.).

Adult Stage, detail images:

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Adult Stage, illustrations:

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