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Aedes aegypti (yellow fever mosquito)

Synonyms: Culex albopalposus; Culex anguste-alatus; Culex annulitarsis; Culex argenteus; Culex augens; Culex bancrofti; Culex calopus; Culex elegans; Culex exagitans; Culex excitans; Culex fasciatus; Culex frater; Culex inexorabilis; Culex insatiabilis; Culex kououpi; Culex mosquito; Culex rossii; Culex taeniatus; Culex toxorhynchus; Culex viridifrons; Duttonia alboannulis; Mimeteomyia pulcherrima; Stegomyia atritarsis; Stegomyia canariensis; Stegomyia luciensis; Stegomyia nigeria; Stegomyia queenslandensis

Wikipedia Abstract

The yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti is a mosquito that can spread the dengue fever, Chikungunya and yellow fever viruses, and other diseases. The mosquito can be recognized by white markings on legs and a marking in the form of a lyre on the thorax. The mosquito originated in Africa but is now found in tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world.
View Wikipedia Record: Aedes aegypti

Invasive Species

The yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti is very common in urban and suburban areas in the tropic and subtropic regions. It is adapted to close association with humans and the female feeds almost exclusively on human blood. A. aegypti is the domestic vector of the yellow fever virus, caused epidemics of yellow fever in the Americas (before the 1940's) and recently in West Africa, and is responsible for 'urban yellow fever' - direct transmission of the virus between humans. A. aegypti is also the most important carrier of the dengue virus, although it is not paticularly susceptible to viral infection compared with other mosquito species.
View ISSG Record: Aedes aegypti

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Brugia malayi <Unverified Name>[1]

Distribution

Usual range Texas to S. Car., s. to Florida,Pantropical, widesp. AU, Malaysia;

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Citations

Species recognized by Systema Dipterorum working record, 2010, Systema Dipterorum in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Invasive Status provided by Global Invasive Species Database Downloaded on 10 May 2011.
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