Systematic Catalog of Culicidae

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taylori Edwards

1936:55 (M).
Type-loc: Gadau, Nigeria (BM)

Additional References:
Edwards 1941:216 (M*, F).
Lewis 1942a:153 (P, L).
Hopkins 1952:213 (L*).
Muspratt 1955:175 (M, L).
Van Someren, Teesdale and Furlong 1955:481 (tax.).
Port et al. 1981: 163-166 (distr., The Gambia)
Ferrara et al. 1985: 179-183 (F*; comp. furcifer/taylori)
Hervy et al. 1985: 17-24 (L*; comp. furcifer/taylor)
Huang 1986: 634-649 (tax.; Furcifer Group)
Jupp 1996 (M*, F*; key)

Distribution:
Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan and South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia

Bionomics:
Larvae are found in tree holes (Hopkins 1952).

Medical Importance:
Ae. taylori is involved in the monkey-to-man and, to a lesser extent, man-to-man transmission of yellow fever (Germain, Francy, Ferrara et al., 1980), a potential vector of dengue 2 (Jupp and Kemp 1993), and a vector of Chikungunya viruses (Diallo, Thonnon et al., 1999).