Culex


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Related to Culex: Culex pipiens, Culex quinquefasciatus
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type genus of the Culicidae: widespread genus of mosquitoes distinguished by holding the body parallel to the resting surface

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They are in 16 genera, namely Aedes (22 species), Anopheles (33), Armigeres (14), Coquillettidia (2), Culex (12), Ficalbia (1), Heizmannia (1), Hodgesia (1), Mansonia (4), Mimomyia (2), Orthopodomyia (1), Topomyia (1), Toxorhynchites (2), Tripteroides (2), Uronotanea (2), Verrallina (1).
We determined the natural SINV infection rates (IRs) in Culex mosquitoes, which were identified by using a newly developed molecular method for reliable identification of Cx.
In this study, we are interested in the direct and indirect effects of this product on the most abundant species of Culicidae in Algeria: Culex pipiens.
Culex gelidus is a highly invasive mosquito, a voracious biter of humans and breeds profusely in rice fields/ ground pools etc (3,14).
For example, Culex mosquitoes, which transmit West Nile and other life-threatening illnesses, are able to detect even minute concentrations of nonanal, a chemical substance given off by humans.
3% repellency against Aedes aegyptii and 100% repellency against Anopheles stephensi and Culex quinquefasciatus (11).
Culex modestus, which has not been seen in Britain since 1945, has been found breeding in the marshes of north Kent and south Essex in the past 2 years.
Culex tarsalis mosquitoes, the species that carry the virus, prefer still and shallow bodies of water and hot weather
camptorhynchites) have been known to transmit the virus in Africa, while Culex annulirostris, Mansonia uniformis, and Anopheles mosquitoes have also occasionally been incriminated (18,20).
2:15 PATTERNS OF OVIPOSITION FOR CULEX MOSQUITOES IN RESPONSE TO AEDES ALBOPICTUS LARVAE
West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne disease agent primarily associated with the Culex genus of mosquito as vectors and several species of birds as reservoir hosts.
In some urban areas, streams highly polluted by combined sewer overflows (CSOs) represent significant habitats for the WNV mosquito vector Culex quinquefasciatus.
Japanese encephalitis is a viral disease and is transmitted by female mosquitoes, mainly belonging to Culex tritaeniorhynchus, Culex vishnui and Culex pseudovishnui group.
During September and October 2004, we infected Hawaiian amakihi (Hemignathus virens) with a North American isolate of WNV by needle inoculation and mosquito bite to observe susceptibility, mortality, and illness in this endemic passerine, and to determine the vector competence of the co-occurring, introduced mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus.