Culex tarsalis

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Cu·lex tar·sa·'lis

a mosquito species that is an important vector of St. Louis and Western equine encephalomyelitis viruses in horses, birds, and humans.


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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Characterization of factors mediating oviposition site choice by Culex tarsalis.
Indirect effects of the mosquito fish Gambusia affinis on the mosquito Culex tarsalis.
Effects of temperature on the transmission of West Nile virus by Culex tarsalis (Diptera: Culicidae).
On July 14, population of Culex tarsalis, an important vector of western equine encephalitis, were at extremely high levels (176 Cx.
Collections were processed on a chill table and the light trap index (LTI) was calculated for each week as the number of trapped Culex tarsalis mosquitoes per trap night.
The absence of WEE cases in the outbreak is especially perplexing because SLE and WEE are transmitted by Culex tarsalis mosquitoes in the rural West and share a similar summer amplification cycle involving birds [1,3,4,8].
Impact of aerial spraying of pyrethrin insecticide on Culex pipiens and Culex tarsalis (Diptera: Culicidae) abundance and West Nile virus infection rates in an urban/suburban area of Sacramento County, California.
Second, spatial patterns of distribution and abundance of the mosquito Culex tarsalis, which is considered the primary vector to humans of WNV in the western United States, are related to both climatic conditions and suitable mosquito larval habitats (13,14,24-28).
The dominant WNV vector mosquito species are Culex tarsalis and Cx.
dagger]) Time between first and last appearances of host-seeking Culex tarsalis mosquitoes in Mosquito Magnet traps.
A 3-year study of feeding habits of Culex tarsalis in Kern County, California.