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
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The effect of shade on the container index and pupal productivity of the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Culex pipiens breeding in artificial containers.
Toxic and growth retarding effects of three plant extracts on Culex pipiens larvae (Diptera: Culicidae).
Barr, "New hypothesis of the cause of cytoplasmic incompatibility in Culex pipiens L.
Resistance de certaines populations de Culex pipiens pipiens L.
Effects of high temperature on the emergence and survival of adult Culex pipiens molestus and Culex quinquefasciatus in Japan.
Specimens of male Culex pipiens complex with narrow and pointed apex dorsal arms (D) and the measurement of the dorsal and ventral arms (DV) in male genitalia (DV/D ratios) greater than 0.4 were considered to be Cx.
Savage, "Characterization of Culex pipiens complex (Diptera: Culicidae) populations in Colorado, USA using microsatellites," PLoS ONE, vol.
Bird blood is the tipple of choice of Britain's most common species, the small brown 'house mosquito'(Culex pipiens).
Toxic and growth retarding effects of 3plant extracts on Culex pipiens larvae (Diptera : Culicidae).
While with same method, resistance against Curacron has been found in Culex pipiens in France by Wood et al.