Culex pipiens

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Cu·lex pi·'pi·ens

a subspecies complex of the abundant polytypic species, the brown house mosquito or rainbarrel mosquito of temperate climates, which breeds commonly in standing water, especially in artificial containers, and has a 5- to 6-day cycle under optimal conditions; closely related forms are found in tropical areas.

Culex pipiens

The common house mosquito; it serves as a vector of several illnesses, including Wuchereria bancrofti and West Nile virus.
See also: 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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The arbovirus vector Culex torrentium is more prevalent than the sibling species Culex pipiens in north and central Europe.
Ozdeneral (2008) reported that low flat areas and lower socioeconomic conditions were associated with human illness in the 2004 outbreak in Shelby County, Tennessee, but Culex pipiens is joined by Culex quinque-fasciatus there, which is commonly seen in warmer climates, but not usually seen in the Chicago area, making this analysis less comparable to one in the Chicago area.
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Laboratory and field trials of four repellents with Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae).
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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.
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Population dynamics of Culex pipiens fatigans, the filariasis vector in Pondicherry--Influence of climate and environment.
Oviposition preferences of Culex pipiens and Culex restuans for infusion-baited traps.
Electrophoretic studies on Culex quinquefasciatus Say from Africa: genetic variability and divergence from Culex pipiens L.
Mosquito surveillance for West Nile virus in Connecticut, 2000: Isolation from Culex pipiens, Cx.