Vector Type
Mosquito
Vector Species Name
Aedes aegypti
Vector Common Name
Yellow Fever Mosquito
Transmitted Diseases

Vector Information

Aedes aegypti lay their eggs in natural and artificial water-holding containers (e.g., tree holes, used tires, plastic containers, clogged gutters, etc.). They are often closely associated with human living environments. Eggs can survive for six months or more in temperate climates but are unable to survive winter in colder climates. After hatching, larvae grow and develop into pupae and subsequently into a terrestrial, flying adult mosquito. These mosquitoes live in tropical, subtropical, and some temperate climates. They are the main type of mosquito that spread Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, and other viruses. Because Ae. aegypti mosquitoes live near and prefer to feed on people, they are more likely to spread these viruses than other types of mosquitoes. Ae. aegypti mosquitoes are active and biting during the day.

Found In
AL
AZ
AR
CA
CT
DE
FL
GA
HI
IN
KS
KY
LA
MD
MA
MS
MO
NV
NJ
NM
NY
NC
OH
OK
PA
SC
TN
TX
UT
VT
VA
WV
DC
PR

*Disease transmission varies locally. This map depicts where vectors can be found geographically and provides information about diseases these vectors might carry. Vectors might be present in a state or locality, however, and not be carriers of any particular disease. In addition, identified vectors may have a presence in a state, but may not be found throughout that state.