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Culex

 [ku´leks]
a genus of mosquitoes found throughout the world; many species transmit various disease-producing agents, e.g., microfilariae, sporozoa, and viruses.

Culex

(kū'leks),
A genus of mosquitoes (family Culicidae) including over 2000 species. Largely tropical but worldwide in distribution; they are vectors for a number of diseases of humans and of domestic and wild animals and birds.
[L. gnat]

Culex

/Cu·lex/ (ku´leks) a genus of mosquitoes found throughout the world, many species of which are vectors of disease-producing organisms.

culex

(kyo͞o′lĕks′)
n. pl. cu·lices (-lĭ-sēz′)
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Culex, which includes the common house mosquito (C. pipiens) and species that spread diseases such as West Nile virus. Also called culex mosquito.

Culex

[koo′leks]
a genus of humpbacked mosquitoes (Culicidae). It includes species that transmit viral encephalitis and filariasis. Culex pipiens is the most widely distributed mosquito globally.

Cu·lex

(kū'leks)
A genus of mosquitoes including over 2000 species. Largely tropical but worldwide in distribution; they are vectors for a number of diseases of humans and of domestic and wild animals and birds.
[L. gnat]

Culex

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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Densities of Anopheles and culicine mosquitoes and the number of malaria cases were analyzed to serve as the entomological and epidemiological indicators of change during the projects' implementation period.
In contrast, culicine density showed an increasing trend from 2009 to 2011.
Chi-square analysis indicated that anopheline and culicine larvae were more likely to coexist in the same habitats than would be expected by chance alone ([chi square] = 46.
Culicine larvae were collected in diverse habitat types but were predominantly collected in tanks (water reservoir containers).
In conclusion anopheline and culicine mosquitoes in these areas breed in temporary pools, puddles, tyre tracks and water reservoir tanks.
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