Aedes (Neo.) mcintoshi

Author

Distribution

SpeciesMap

Angola, Australia, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Synonyms

  • None

Bionomics

Immature stages of Ae. mcintoshi have been collected in a stream pool and in a large ground pool in Onderstepoort, Transvaal, South Africa, and in a pond in Durban Coast, Natal, South Africa. In Kenya, pupae were collected in a ground pool and in a medium-sized flooded pool in Ruiru, Kitambu. The female specimen of Ae. mcintoshi from Nairobi Arboretum Forest Reserve, Nairobi Area, Kenya, was taken landing-biting on man. McIntosh (1971:325) reported that in South Africa, Ae. mcintoshi (as lineatopennis) readily bites man and larger domestic animals (Huang 1985).

Medical Importance

McIntosh (1971:325) stated that 2 strains of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) virus, 17 of Wesselsbron (WSL) and 2 of Middelburg (MID) were isolated from Ae. mcintoshi (as lineatopennis) from collections made in May, 1969, during an extensive epizootic outbreak of Rift Valley Fever virus in cattle in Rhodesia, and that this species was the main vector. Aedes mcintoshi (as lineatopennis) has also been incriminated as a vector of Rift Valley Fever by McIntosh (1972) in Zimbabwe, by Davies and Highton (1980) in Kenya, and by McIntosh et al. (1980) in South Africa (Huang 1985).

Culicidae » Culicinae » Aedini » Aedes » Neomelaniconion
habitus image

Photo credit: J. Stoffer, WRBU.

Additional References

LARVA  PUPA

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