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luteocephalus Newstead

1907. In Newstead, Dutton and Todd 1907:15 (F*; Stegomyia).
Type-loc: Kumba, Belgian Congo (BM)

Additional References:
Macfie and Ingram 1922: [F].
Edwards 1941:151 (M*, F*), 391(P).
Hopkins 1952:157 (L*).
Mattingly 1952:245,286 (tax.).
Huang 1990:25 (M*, F*, P*, L*; lectotype desig.; distr.).
Jupp 1996 (M*, F*; key)
Huang 2004: 13 (tax.); 24 (key to adults); 112-115 (distr.).

Distribution:
Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan and South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Bionomics:
The preferred larval habitats are tree holes and rot holes with bamboo. Bamboo stems and artificial containers are also utilized. Females have been captured biting man (Huang 1990).

Medical Importance:
This species is a vector of yellow fever in West and Central Africa. Chikungunya, Zika and dengue 2 viruses have also been isolated from luteocephala (Huang 1990).