Aedes (Dic.) taylori


  • Edwards
  • 1936:55 (M)
  • Gadau, Nigeria (BM)



Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia


  • None


Larvae are found in tree holes (Hopkins 1952) .

Medical Importance

Ae. taylori 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 1941:216 (M*, F)
  • Lewis 1942a:153 (P, L).
  • Hopkins 1952:213 (L)
  • Van Someren, Teesdale and Furlong 1955:481 (tax.)
  • Muspratt 1955:175 (M, L).

Adult Stage, detail images:

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Adult Stage, illustrations:

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