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A family of insects (order Diptera) that includes the true mosquitoes, which are all included in the subfamily Culicinae.


A family of insects belonging to the order Diptera; includes the mosquitoes.


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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Las localidades muestreadas en este estudio corresponden a guaduales localizados en zonas de bosque humedo premontano (Hispania y Jardin) y bosque humedo tropical (Anserma), por lo que las caracteristicas ambientales en las cuales ocurren las especies de Culicidae corresponden con regiones de altos niveles de humedad y temperatura.
1 muestran las especies de Culicidae, las localidades, la altitud y el perfil de alturas por regiones.
Preferencia de hospedadores de Culicidae (Diptera) recolectados en el centro de la Argentina.
Culicidae (Diptera) del arco sur de la Laguna de Mar Chiquita (Cordoba, Argentina) y su importancia sanitaria.
It is followed by Diptera with 9 species belonging notably to Cecidomyidae, Culicidae, Psychodidae, Chironomidae et aux Agromyzidae and Coleoptera with 7 species.
Differentiation and taxonomic identification of Culicidae is a priority in vector incrimination and disease control (Besansky et al.
The Culicidae of the Australasian region: Nomenclature, synonymy, literature, distribution, biology and relation to disease.
There are 30 genera in the Culicidae subfamily, but the medically important mosquitoes are Culex, Aedes, Mansonia, and Annigeres (Culex would be important in Europe for West Nile Disease and Avian malaria), while (Aedes would be more important in Tropical countries).