Aedes (Stg.) africanus




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



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).


Adult Stage, detail images:

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