Aedes (Dic.) furcifer

Author

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

Distribution

SpeciesMap

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

Synonyms

  • 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).

Bionomics

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

LARVA  PUPA

Adult Stage, detail images:

Click on image to open larger view in a separate window. Higher-resolution detail images of some specimens are available on request.





Adult Stage, illustrations:


The Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit | Museum Support Center, MRC-534 | Smithsonian Institution | 4210 Silver Hill Rd. | Suitland, MD 20746-2863 USA | Ph: 301-238-1077; FAX: 301-238-3168
Entomology Branch | Walter Reed Army Institute of Research | 503 Robert Grant Avenue | Silver Spring, MD 20910-7500 USA

WRAIR logo  Smithsonian Institution logo © Smithsonian Institution  | Privacy | Terms of use | Contact WRBU