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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Experimental studies on comparison of the vector competence of four Italian Culex pipiens populations for West Nile virus.
Variation in life table characteristics among three geographic strains of Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus.
quinquefasciatus and intermediates without other sub-species of Culex pipiens, and were selected for the detailed morphological study.
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.
Predation risk perception and food scarcity induce alterations of life-cycle traits of the mosquito Culex pipiens.
A study of some aspects of Culex pipiens fatigans population in an urban area, Faridabad, northern India.
Culex pipiens larvae spent a longer time (117 [+ or -] 113.
Prevalence of West Nile Virus in Tree Canopy--Inhabiting Culex pipiens and Associated Mosquitoes.
Modeling the impact of variable climatic factors on the crossover of Culex restauns and Culex pipiens (Diptera: culicidae), vectors of West Nile virus in Illinois.
4%) pools from four counties were EEEV positive: 10 Culiseta morsitans, two Culiseta melanura, one Coquillettidia perturbans, one Culex pipiens, and one Aedes cinereus.
Pools Especies individuos pools positivos Culex salinarius 1116 22 0 Culex pipiens 1018 20 0 Culex tarsalis 572 12 0 Culex territans 280 7 0 Culex sp 20 -- -- Anopheles albimanus 512 11 0 Anopheles darlingi 162 3 0 Mansonia spp.