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Related to Culex: Culex pipiens, Culex quinquefasciatus

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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Most of the mosquitoes currently out in full force are not of the Culex tarsalis variety, which is the primary carrier for the West Nile virus, said Simon Wilkins, integrated pest management co-ordinator for the city.
The ovipositional response of many Culex to the presence of Aedes albopictus larvae has not been determined, although such information could be useful for understanding the role of interspecies interaction in containers.
Principal vectors for WNV are ornithophilic (preferring birds for their blood meal) members of the Culex mosquito genus, but they also will bite humans.
WNV is transmitted by many different mosquito species including Aedes, Culex, and Anopheles.
I describe here an application of a video technique used to study the behavioural time budgets of the larvae of three mosquito species, namely Aedes albopictus, Culex pipiens and Anopheles stephensi.
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