family Culicidae


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Noun1.family Culicidae - mosquitoesfamily Culicidae - mosquitoes        
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Nematocera, suborder Nematocera - mosquitoes; fungus gnats; crane flies; gnats; sand flies
mosquito - two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals
wiggler, wriggler - larva of a mosquito
Aedes, genus Aedes - yellow-fever mosquitos
Anopheles, genus Anopheles - malaria mosquitoes; distinguished by the adult's head-downward stance and absence of breathing tubes in the larvae
Culex, genus Culex - type genus of the Culicidae: widespread genus of mosquitoes distinguished by holding the body parallel to the resting surface
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The mosquitoes belong to the family Culicidae. Out of all species some are harmless or even useful to humanity while others act as vectors and help in the transmission of different diseases as they carry the pathogens responsible for the different diseases.
Mosquitoes are the members of family Culicidae, consisting of a monophyletic taxon in order Diptera.
Professor Butt said: "Mosquitoes are small, midge-like flies in the family Culicidae.
Systematic Database of Diptera of the Americas South of the United States, Family Culicidae. Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Es tado de Sao Paulo/Ed.
(3.) Christophers SR (1933): Family Culicidae. Tribes Anophelini.