Culiseta melanura

Cu·li·se·ta melanura

a species of mosquito that is the principal endemic vector of Eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus; given that this species feeds primarily on birds, other mosquitoes (Aedes spp.) transmit the virus from birds to humans and horses.


a genus of mosquitoes, e.g. C. melanura, which act as vectors for equine encephalomyelitis.

Culiseta melanura
transmits American encephalomyelitis virus; does not feed on large mammals but does on water birds.
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Developing models for the forage ratios of Culiseta melanura and Culex erraticus using species characteristics for avian hosts.
Identification of avian- and mammalian-derived bloodmeals in Aedes vexans and Culiseta melanura (Diptera: Culicidae) and its implication for West Nile virus transmission in Connecticut, U.
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Intraspecific variation in key morphological characters of Culiseta melanura (Diptera: Culicidae).
Enzootic circulation of EEEV in eastern North America is primarily supported by a variety of avian reservoirs in the order Passeriformes and by the highly ornithophilic mosquito vector, Culiseta melanura, in freshwater swamp habitats.
The Culex species is a WNV vector, and EEE involves several species of mosquito vectors, including Culiseta melanura, a bird-biting mosquito.
Infection and transmission of Eastern equine encephlomyelitis virus with colonized Culiseta melanura (Coquillett).
Culiseta melanura (Coquillett), the main enzootic vector of EEEV, breeds abundantly in these swamps (9).
10] PFU of eastern equine encephalitis virus is deposited into capillary tubes filled with oil by the vector Culiseta melanura (9).
Three species, Culiseta melanura, Ochlerotatus canadensis, and Oc.
japonicus, Aedes vexans, and Culiseta melanura (11,12).
An increase in Culiseta melanura coinciding with an epizootic of eastern equine encephalitis in Connecticut.