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Tsetse Biology

Are tsetse found all over Africa?

Tsetse infest some ten million square kilometres of sub-Saharan Africa, extending from Mali and Ethiopia in the north to Angola and South Africa in the south.

Presence of tsetse species

Choose from the table below to see the distributions of particular species. The maps were kindly provided by the PAATIS developers. To see details of these and other maps, and the methods used to produce them, visit the PAATIS website.

Fusca group species Morsitans group species Palpalis group species
Fusca group Morsitans group Palpalis group
brevipalpis austeni caliginea
fusca fusca longipalpis fuscipes fuscipes
fuscipleuris morsitans fuscipes m
hanningtoni pallidipes fuscipes q
longipennis swynnertoni pallicera newsteadii
medicorum   palpalis
nashi tachinoides
nigrofusca
schwetzi
severini
tabaniformis
vanhoofi

Maps kindly provided by PAATIS.


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