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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.).

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

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).