Jun082016

"Yellow Fever Mosquitoes"

Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus)

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes originated in Africa and were most likely brought to the new world via ships in the early 1900s. Their distribution continues to increase worldwide, making them one of the most widespread mosquito species. As their common name suggests, yellow fever mosquitoes are the primary vectors of yellow fever, a prevalent disease in tropical South America and Africa.

Pest Stats

Color

Dark brown to black with silvery white markings

Legs

6

Shape

Long, segmented body with a pair of wings

Size

About 1/8” (2-10 mm)

Antennae

Yes

Region

Primarily found in the southern regions of the United States

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