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Culex

 [ku´leks]
a genus of mosquitoes found throughout the world; many species transmit various disease-producing agents, e.g., microfilariae, sporozoa, and viruses.

Culex

(kū'leks),
A genus of mosquitoes (family Culicidae) including over 2000 species. Largely tropical but worldwide in distribution; they are vectors for a number of diseases of humans and of domestic and wild animals and birds.
[L. gnat]

Culex

/Cu·lex/ (ku´leks) a genus of mosquitoes found throughout the world, many species of which are vectors of disease-producing organisms.

culex

(kyo͞o′lĕks′)
n. pl. cu·lices (-lĭ-sēz′)
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Culex, which includes the common house mosquito (C. pipiens) and species that spread diseases such as West Nile virus. Also called culex mosquito.

Culex

[koo′leks]
a genus of humpbacked mosquitoes (Culicidae). It includes species that transmit viral encephalitis and filariasis. Culex pipiens is the most widely distributed mosquito globally.

Cu·lex

(kū'leks)
A genus of mosquitoes including over 2000 species. Largely tropical but worldwide in distribution; they are vectors for a number of diseases of humans and of domestic and wild animals and birds.
[L. gnat]

Culex

a genus of mosquitoes found throughout the world; cause insect worry and many species transmit various infectious agents, e.g. microfilariae, apicomplexan parasites and viruses, such as those of Japanese encephalitis and equine encephalomyelitis.

Culex pipiens
transmits the virus of fowlpox.
Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus
a serious pest of poultry and carrier of a number of poultry diseases.
Culex tarsalis
transmits western equine encephalomyelitis.
Culex tritaeniohynchus
transmits Japanese encephalitis virus.
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was investigated for its larvicidal activity against mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus Say.
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Six species each belonging to genus Culex and Anopheles, two species to genus Aedes and one species each to genus Armigeres and genus Mansonia were collected.
Culex quinquefasciatus Say y Culex corniger Theobald, estan registradas en tres localidades (3, 9, 13) entre 2 000 y 2 327 m en el sistema central (edo.
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fenthion, temephos) has been made, but the widespread development of resistance reduces their effectiveness against Culex populations.
Potencial sinantropico de mosquitos Kertezszia e Culex (Diptera: Culicidae) no Sudeste do Brasil.
The three species that most commonly transmit West Nile virus in Oregon are Culex Pipiens, Culex Tarsalis and AE Vexans.
Of these, 64% were made up of Culex mosquitoes, and "control of Culex mosquitoes remains critical to reducing risk for human WNV disease," the CDC said.
The dengue virus, however, is carried by Aedes mosquitoes, while Japanese encephalitis is carried by the Culex variety.