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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The main focus of the surveillance of culicid mosquitoes has been on the genera Aedes, Anopheles, and Culex, with emphasis on geographic distribution and other aspects relevant to the implementation of control activities (Rodriguez & De La Hoz 2005) due to the importance of these species on public health.
Dirofilaria species are transmitted by culicid mosquitoes, except D.
Housed in plastic boxes (7 cm diameter x 8 cm high) lined with folded filter paper, the bugs were transported in coolers to the Culicid and Triatomine Laboratory of the Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health/USP.
The highest percentage of culicid diptera consumed by this species occurred in May (23%) and September (18%).
However, it is difficult to distinguish the bite of a culicid from a phelebotomine bite by the residents.Therefore, it is concluded that the mosquito bitting is more important than phlebotomin bitting in Kashan residential area.
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?), designated A-F (table 3).
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.