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Table 3 Comprehensive list of the 22 mosquito species observed at least once in the Seychelles between 1903 and 2008

From: The mosquitoes (Diptera: Culidae) of Seychelles: taxonomy, ecology, vectorial importance, and identification keys

Sub-family Genus Subgenus Species and subspecies (if any) Species descriptor and year of description Area of distribution First mention in the Seychelles
Anophelinae Anopheles Cellia gambiae s.l. Gilles 1902 Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, La Réunion [17]
Culicinae Aedes Aedimorphus albocephalus (Theobald 1903) Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Comoros [22]
   Aedimorphus species A to be fully described and named Endemic to the coralline Seychelles [26]
   Coetzeemyia fryeri (Theobald 1912) East coast of Africa, Madagascar [22]
   Ochlerotatus vigilax vansomerenae Mattingly 1955 Species in south-east Asia, Indonesia and Australia; subspecies endemic to the granitic Seychelles [25]
   Stegomyia albopictus (Skuse 1895) From Japan to India, plus Madagascar; now invasive in many areas of the world [32]
   Stegomyia aegypti (Linnaeus 1762) Pantropical [33]
   Skusea lambrechti van Someren 1971 The granitic Seychelles, Madagascar [24]
  Culex Culex antennatus (Becker 1903) Africa (Angola, Botswana, Sao Tome and Principe, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt), Middle East, Madagascar, Mayotte The present article
   Culex fuscocephala Theobald 1907 Asia [34]
   Culex quinquefasciatus Say 1823 Pantropical [32]
   Culex scottii Theobald 1912 The Seychelles, Madagascar [22]
   Culex simpsoni Theobald 1905 Africa, Comoros, Madagascar [24]
   Culex sitiens Wiedemann 1828 Africa, Middle East, Asia, Oceania [25]
   Culex tritaeniorhynchus Giles 1901 Africa, Middle East, Asia [34]
   Eumelanomyia stellatus van Someren 1947 Endemic to the granitic Seychelles [35]
   Eumelanomyia sunyaniensis Edwards 1941 Tropical Africa The present article
   Eumelanomyia wigglesworthi Edwards 1941 Tropical Africa [15]
  Mansonia Mansonioides uniformis (Theobald 1910) Africa, Asia, Oceania [25]
  Uranotaenia Pseudoficalbia browni Mattingly 1955 Endemic to the granitic Seychelles [25]
   Pseudoficalbia nepenthes (Theobald 1912) Endemic to the granitic Seychelles [22]
   Pseudoficalbia pandani (Theobald 1912) Endemic to the granitic Seychelles [22]
  1. An. gambiae s.l. is considered as a non-resident mosquito in the Seychelles.