The Dengue and Yellow Fever Vector:

Aedes aegypti

Welcome to the Aedes aegypti homepage of  This page was created as part of a database exploring the diversity of the world's living organisms.  The species we chose was Aedes aegypti, more commonly referred to as the yellow fever mosquito, which is known for being a transmitter of several different diseases known around the world.  This website explains the biology and the significance of the Aedes aegypti mosquito as well as its interactions with other organisms, including humans.  To navigate, select the topic at the left side of the screen or click the link at the bottom of the page to go to the next topic or the home page. 

Aedes aegypti after a blood meal. Credit: CDC