Aedes (Dic.) furcifer
- 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).
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).
Adult Stage, detail images:
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