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Common name
yellow fever mosquito (English), stégomyie (French)
Culex aegypti , Linnaeus, 1762
Culex albopalposus , Becker, 1908
Culex anguste-alatus , Becker, 1908
Culex annulitarsis , Macquart, 1844
Culex argenteus , Poiret, 1787
Culex augens , Wiedemann, 1828
Culex calopus , Meigen, 1818
Culex elegans , Ficalbi, 1889
Culex exagitans , Walker, 1856
Culex excitans , Walker, 1848
Culex fasciatus , Fabricius, 1805
Culex frater , Robineau-Desvoidy, 1827
Culex inexorabilis , Walker, 1848
Culex insatiabilis , Bigot, 1859
Culex kououpi , Brulle, 1833
Culex rossii , Giles, 1889
Culex taeniatus , Wiedemann, 1828
Culex toxorhynchus , Macquart, 1838
Culex viridifrons , Walker, 1848
Duttonia alboannulis , Ludlow, 1911
Mimeteomyia pulcherrima , Taylor, 1919
Stegomyia atritarsis , Edwards, 1920
Stegomyia canariensis , Pittaluga, 1905
Stegomyia luciensis , Theobald, 1901
Stegomyia nigeria , Theobald, 1901
Stegomyia queenslandensis , Theobald, 1901
Similar 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.

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Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment


Publication date: 2006-07-17

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2024) Species profile: Aedes aegypti. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Aedes+aegypti on 23-07-2024.

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15 references found for Aedes aegypti

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Burton. F.J. Director, Blue Iguana Recovery Programme, Cayman Islands
Harris A. F, Rajatileka S, Ranson H., 2010. Pyrethroid resistance in Aedes aegypti from Grand Cayman. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Aug;83(2):277-84.
Hawaii Conservation Alliance 2005. Mosquitoes in Hawai�i
Summary: Available from: http://www.hawaiiconservation.org/_library/documents/mosquitos.pdf [Accessed 1 October 2010]
IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)., 2010. A Compilation of Information Sources for Conservation Managers.
Summary: This compilation of information sources can be sorted on keywords for example: Baits & Lures, Non Target Species, Eradication, Monitoring, Risk Assessment, Weeds, Herbicides etc. This compilation is at present in Excel format, this will be web-enabled as a searchable database shortly. This version of the database has been developed by the IUCN SSC ISSG as part of an Overseas Territories Environmental Programme funded project XOT603 in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment. The compilation is a work under progress, the ISSG will manage, maintain and enhance the database with current and newly published information, reports, journal articles etc.
Soper 1967. Dynamics of Aedes aegypti distribution and density. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 36: 536-538
Wheeler, Alan S., William D. Petrie and David Malone, 2009. Reintroduction of Aedes aegypti into Grand Cayman. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 25(3):260�264, 2009
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Derraik J.G.B. 2004. Exotic mosquitoes in New Zealand: a review of species intercepted, their pathways and ports of entry. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 28: 433-444.
Devine & Denholm 2009. Chapter 135 - Insecticide and Acaricide Resistance. In: V.H. Resh, R.T. Card� (eds) Encyclopedia of Insects (Second Edition). Pp 505-511.
Eldridge B.F. 2009. Chapter 172 - Mosquitoes. In: V.H. Resh, R.T. Card� (eds) Encyclopedia of Insects (Second Edition). Pp 658-663.
Gubler D.J. 1998. Dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 11: 480-496.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) 2010. Aedes albopictus Linneaus, 1762.
Summary: Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=126240 [Accessed 1 October 2010]
Scott T.W. 2009. Chapter 69 - Dengue. In: V.H. Resh, R.T. Card� (eds) Encyclopedia of Insects (Second Edition). Pp 257-259.
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Aedes aegypti
yellow fever mosquito, stégomyie
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(2024). Aedes aegypti. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).