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Related to Culicidae: Muscidae, Simuliidae, Tabanidae


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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No laboratorio de Entomologia Medica e Veterinaria da Universidade Federal do Parana, os exemplares de Culicidae foram montados em alfinetes entomologicos e, quando necessarias, foram montadas as genitalias masculinas em laminas permanentes para identificacao, de acordo com Lane (1953), Galindo et al.
Para verificar se as especies de Culicidae se diferenciaram entre os ambientes foi realizada uma analise de gradiente indireto, a Analise de Correspondencia (CA) (Ter Braak, 1996), a partir dos dados de abundancia e composicao taxonomica.
Seventeen of these were common to both the Kiuic and the Tabi areas: Tabanidae, Stratiomyidae, Asilidae, Culicidae, Mycetophilidae, Tachinidae, Muscidae, Tipulidae, Anthomyiidae, Bombyliidae, Tanypezidae, Syrphidae, Sciaridae, Pipunculidae, Chironomidae, Dolichopodidae, and Conopidae.
Population structure and genetic divergence in Anopheles nuneztovari (Diptera: Culicidae.
Sound is used in mating interactions in many species of Culicidae (reviewed in Gibson 1985; Clements 1999; Cator 2010), which together with Chaoboridae form the sister group of frog-biting midges (Borkent 2008).
Diptera: Culicidae, Tribes Megarhinini and Culicini, Vol V, London: Taylor and Francis; 1934.
To verify the quality of the RNA and the integrity of the cDNA products after reverse transcription, mosquito 18S rRNA primers were designed to amplify within a region conserved in many Culicidae spp.
The virus is transmitted through the bite of mosquitoes belonging to the family Culicidae to vertebrate hosts, especially nonhuman primates and humans.
His area of interest is entomologic surveillance in public health, especially the taxonomy, biology, and ecology of mosquitoes from the family Culicidae.
List of abbreviations for currently valid generic-level taxa in family Culicidae (Diptera).