culicid

culicid

(kjuːˈlɪsɪd)
n
(Animals) any dipterous insect of the family Culicidae, which comprises the mosquitos
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Culicidae
[C19: from New Latin Culicidae, from Latin culex gnat, culex]
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Although there is a section in the book's first chapter about NZ's historical problems from human introductions of invasive species, there is scant mention of the weak biotic resistance because of NZ's depauperate indigenous fauna and flora in general and, in particular, its vulnerability to salt marsh colonization by an invasive mosquito because of the absence of a native culicid occupying that habitat.
The highest percentage of culicid diptera consumed by this species occurred in May (23%) and September (18%).
Abundance and flight periods were determined for Aedes vexans, Culex erraticus and Anopheles smaragdinus as representative species of the major culicid genera encountered during the study.
Concurrently with pig farming, the culicid main vectors have changed (14) and such factors as their ecology, trophic preferences, host competence, and virus fitness could play a role in an evolving rural environment.
Temporal and spatial genetic variation within and among populations of the mosquito Culex tarsalis (Diptera: Culicid ae) from California.
A two years ecological study was therefore conducted to determine species composition, seasonal prevalence and relative abundance of culicid taxa, particularly JE vectors endemic to this area.
As in Drosophila, the ancestral culicid karyotype appears to consist of six elements (arms?
As proposed for other culicid species (Yuval & Bouskila 1993), the male-biased sex ratio and increased number of females as the swarm progresses strongly suggest the mating aggregations of C.
2007) studied the seasonality of the immature stages of the culicid Isostomyia paranensis Brethes living in the axils of the Cyperaceae Scyrpus giganteus Kunth.
Abstract: Multiple logistic regressions were conducted to identify the quantitative and qualitative environmental variables that best predict the occurrence of the different species of culicid mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) collected over four years of study (2005-2008) in the eastern Iberian Peninsula.
Zeiber (2007) found that these two species in Indiana had nearly identical diets that consisted of zooplankton, culicid (mosquito) larvae, other aquatic macroinvertebrates, and terrestrial insects.