[L. culex, stem culic-, gnat, midge]
A genus of small to medium-sized mosquitoes distributed worldwide. Some species are vectors of disease organisms.
culicine (kū′lĭ-sīn″), adj.

Culex pipiens

The common house mosquito, a vector of several illnesses, including Wuchereria bancrofti and West Nile virus.

Culex quinquefasciatus

A tropical and subtropical species, and the most important intermediate host of Wuchereria bancrofti.

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