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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.
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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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