* Culex mosquitoes
prefer to lay eggs in small stagnant pools of water.
Leal, "Acute olfactory response of Culex mosquitoes
to a human- and bird-derived attractant," Proceedings of the National Acadamy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.
Louis encephalitis viruses can also be passed on in eggs of Culex mosquitoes
. The authors note that vertical transmission appears to provide a survival mechanism for the virus during adverse conditions: cold periods in temperate regions and hot dry seasons in tropical zones, or when many people become immune because of prior infection or vaccination.
Field evaluation of CDC Gravid Trap attractants to primary West Nile virus vectors, Culex mosquitoes
in New York State.
They said much more research is needed to learn whether the Culex mosquitoes
can transmit Zika infections.
Repellency effect of forty-one essential oils against Aedes, Anopheles, and Culex mosquitoes
for which there are no vaccines, both of which are passed by various Culex mosquitoes
Effects of rice culture practices on the abundance of Culex mosquitoes
(Diptera: Culicidae) in northern Thailand.
A survey carried out at these sites indicated a 0.25% positive incidence of Anopheles mosquitoes breeding and 0.3% positive incidence of Culex mosquitoes
that spread diseases such as the West Nile virus and filariasis.
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.
West Nile virus-infected dead corvids increase the risk of infection in Culex mosquitoes
(Diptera:Culicidae) in domestic landscapes.
Among the WNV-positive pools, 4,987 (75%) had species of Culex mosquitoes
thought to be the principal vectors of WNV (e.g., Culex pipiens, Culex quinquefasciatus, Culex restuans, Culex salinarius, and Culex tarsalis).
Hay infusion and isopropyl alcohol-baited CDC light trap: a simple effective trap for gravid Culex mosquitoes
. Mosq News.
PCR assay identifies Culex nigripalpus: part of an assay for molecular identification of the common Culex mosquitoes
of the eastern United States.