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A family of insects (order Diptera) that includes the true mosquitoes, which are all included in the subfamily Culicinae.
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A family of insects belonging to the order Diptera; includes the mosquitoes.
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Patient discussion about Culicidae

Q. does mosquito bites considered as an edema a bet with a friend- please help solve an issue an help me win a new I pod :)

A. (don't take the mini i-pod, it sucks). it's true-the mosquito has a number of proteins and materials in his saliva that works as anticoagulants and vasodilators (blood vessel broadening). these causes the bite area to start an immune reaction and one of the consequences is an edema-"an increase of interstitial fluid in any organ", that means fluids are exiting blood system. in this case- not too much...

Q. What is this mosquito bite that became a rash?? I was bitten by a mosquito a few hours ago and the bite turned in to a red rash that spreaded all over my body. It's already starting to disappear but I would really like to know what was it! If you have any ideas...please share with me...

A. What you describe may be urticaria (hives). It's a kind of allergic reaction to many stimuli, including drugs, infections, foods etc, and in your case-insect bite. The rash is red-pink and elevated above the normal skin level, and lesions come and go in a matter of hours, an eventually disappears. There may also be a feeling of itching.

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Q. what can happen to me if a mosquito bite me? is it not safe to my health? are there side effects?

A. Mosquitos, in some areas carry Nile disease. Remeber to wear repellent with deet.

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Arbovirosis transmitidas por mosquitos (Diptera: Culicidae) en la Republica Dominicana: una revision.
Aedes (Protomacleaya) podographicus Dyar & Knab (Diptera: Culicidae): Aedes podographicus was collected in ovitraps from the states of Chiapas and Queretaro, constituting the first record in Queretaro.
Comparison of pyrethroid resistance in adults and larvae of Culex pipiens pallens (Diptera: Culicidae) from four field populations in China.
Variation of Aedes aegypti larvae predation by Toxorhynchites violaceus larvae (Diptera: Culicidae) according to habitats dimensions.
Influence of plant abundance on nectar feeding by Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in southern Mexico.
Kimbaris et al., "Evaluation of bioefficacy of three Citrus essential oils against the dengue vector Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in correlation to their components enantiomeric distribution," Parasitology Research, vol.
israelensis on development of resistance in the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae)," Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.
--to take an inventory of Culicidae species present in this humid area ;and determine biodiversity