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Living Organisms / Animalia / Mandulibulata / Hexapoda / Diptera / Culicidae / Genus:
Culex:

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Species List
(Full list of all species in this genera is not yet available)

Species for which former classification is either in the genus Culex - or is unknown

  • Culex annulioris - (B502)
    • Kamese virus, Ntaya virus - (B502)
  • Culex annulirostris - (B502)
    • Wuchereria bancrofti, Corriparta virus, Kokobera virus, Kunjin virus, Murray valley virus, Ross River virus - (B502)
  • Culex antennatus - (B241.49.w49, J84.5.w2, J91.5.w1, J95.69.w1, J124.141.w1, J129.42.w1)
  • Culex bitaeniorhynchus - (B502)
    • Wuchereria bancrofti, Chittoor virus, Getah virus, Sindbis virus - (B502) West Nile virus (J84.5.w2)
  • Culex decens group - (J84.5.w2, J95.69.w1, J124.141.w1)
    • West Nile virus (J84.5.w2, J95.69.w1, J124.141.w1)
  • Culex erraticus - (D70)
  • Culex erythrothorax - (B505)
  • Culex ethiopicus - (J84.5.w2)
    • West Nile virus (J84.5.w2)
  • Culex gelidus - (B502)
    • Batai virus, Chikungunya virus, Dengue (1), Getah virus, Japanese B virus, Sindbis virus, Tembusu virus - (B502)
  • Culex guiarti - (D70, J84.5.w2)
    • West Nile virus (J84.5.w2)
  • Culex neavei - (B241.49.w49, J84.5.w2, J110.31.w1, P33.3.w1)
  • Culex nigripalpus - D70, (B502)
    • California group viruses, Caraparu virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Ilheus virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, Tensaw virus, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis, Western Equine Encephalitis, Wyeomyia complex viruses - (B502)
  • Culex nigripes - (J84.5.w2)
    • West Nile virus (J84.5.w2)
  • Culex pallens - (B241.49.w49)
    • West Nile virus (B241.49.w49)
  • Culex peccator - (D70)
  • Culex perexiguus - (J84.5.w2)
    • West Nile virus (J84.5.w2)
  • Culex perfuscus group - (J84.5.w2)
    • West Nile virus (J84.5.w2)
  • Culex pilosus - (D70)
  • Culex pipiens complex - Northern house mosquito (B24, B502, D70)
    • (gen) - Wuchereria bancrofti, Japanese B virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, Sindbis virus, Western Equine Encephalitis - (B502) West Nile virus (B241.49.w49, J22.286.w1, J84.5.w2, J84.7.w4, J84.7.w7, J84.7.w13, J84.7.w26, J84.7.w33, J91.5.w1, J129.42.w1, N7.49.w1, J91.5.w2, N7.49.w2, P33.3.w1)
    • (fatigans) - Wuchereria bancrofti, Chikungunya virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, Sindbis virus, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis, Western Equine Encephalitis, West Nile virus - (B502)
    • (molestus / modestus) Wuchereria bancrofti, West Nile virus - (B502)West Nile virus (B241.49.w49, J84.5.w2, J84.6.w3, J100.93.w1, P31.6.w1)
    • (pipiens) West Nile virus (J84.5.w3, J88.42.w1, J91.61.w2, J98.352.w1)
    • (pallens) West Nile virus (J126.2.w1)
    • (quinquefasciatus) - West Nile virus (J84.5.w2, J94.31.w1, J95.69.w1, J124.141.w1)
  • Culex poicilipes - (J84.5.w2, J110.31.w1)
    • West Nile virus (J84.5.w2, J110.31.w1)
  • Culex pruina - (J84.5.w2)
    • West Nile virus (J84.5.w2)
  • Culex pseudovishnui - (J96.76.w2)
    • West Nile virus (J96.76.w2)
  • Culex quinquefasciatus - Southern house mosquito (B505)
  • Culex restuans - White dotted mosquito (B503, D70)
    • West nile virus (J84.7.w4, J84.7.w7, J84.7.w13)
  • Culex salinarius  - Unbanded saltmarsh mosquito (D70)
    • West nile virus (J84.7.w4, J84.7.w7, J84.7.w13)
  • Culex scottii - (J84.5.w2, J95.69.w1)
    • West Nile virus (J84.5.w2, J95.69.w1)
  • Culex stigmatosoma - (D70)
  • Culex tarsalis - (D70, B502)
    • California group viruses, Lokern virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, Western Equine Encephalitis - (B502)
  • Culex telesilla - (B502)
    • Middelberg virus, Ntaya virus, Wesselsbron virus - (B502)
  • Culex territans  - (D70)
  • Culex theileri - (B502)
    • Rift Valley Fever, Sindbis virus, West Nile virus - (B502) West Nile virus (B241.49.w49, J84.5.w2, J94.32.w1, J111.72.w1, P33.3.w1)
  • Culex tritaeniorhynchus - (B502)
    • Chikungunya virus, Dengue (3), Japanese B virus, Sagiyama virus, Sindbis virus, Tembusu virus - (B502) West Nile virus (B241.49.w49, J84.5.w2, J91.33.w1, J91.48.w1, J95.69.w1, J96.76.w2,J117.26.w1, J124.141.w1, J129.42.w1)
  • Culex univittatus - (B502)
    • Mossuril virus, Sindbis virus, Spondweni virus, Wesselsbron virus, West Nile virus - (B502) West Nile virus (B241.49.w49, J84.5.w2, J91.5.w1, J91.5.w2, J94.32.w1, J95.69.w1, J107.36.w1, J110.11.w1, J110.30.w1, J111.72.w1, J124.141.w1, J125.70.w1, J129.42.w1, P33.3.w1)
  • Culex vishnui - (B502)
    • Ganjam virus, Japanese B virus - (B502) West Nile virus (B241.49.w49, J84.5.w2, J88.17.w1, J91.20.w1)
  • Culex weschei - (J84.5.w2)
    • West Nile virus (J84.5.w2)

Species known to be formerly classified in the genus Aedinus

  • Culex accelerans - (B502)
    • Caraparu virus, Nepuyo virus, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis - (B502)
  • Culex amazonensis - (B502)
    • Caraparu virus, Catu virus, Guama virus, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis - (B502)

Species known to be formerly classified in the genus Barraudius

  • Culex modestus - (B502)
    • Tahyna virus, West Nile virus - (B502)

Species known to be formerly classified in the genus Culiciomyia

  • Culex nebulosus - (B502)
    • Ntaya virus - (B502)

Species known to be formerly classified in the genus Neoculex

  • Culex rubinotus - (B502)
    • Banzi virus, Germiston virus - (B502)

Species known to be formerly classified in the genus Melanoconion

  • Culex aikenii - (B502)
    • Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis - (B502)
  • Culex crybda - (B502)
    • Bussuquara virus - (B502)
  • Culex epanastasis - (B502)
    • Catu virus, Guama virus, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis - (B502)
  • Culex iolambis - (B502)
    • Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis - (B502)
  • Culex opisthus - (B502)
    • Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis - (B502)
  • Culex portesi - (B502)
    • Bimiti virus, Caraparu virus, Catu virus, Guama virus, Murutucu virus, Oriboca virus, Restuan virus, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis - (B502)
  • Culex spissipes - (B502)
    • Caraparu virus, Guama virus, Itaqui virus, Kairi virus, Oriboca virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis - (B502)
  • Culex taeniopus - (B502)
    • Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Guama virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis - (B502)

Species known to be formerly classified in the genus Moschlostyrax

  • Culex caudelli - (B502)
    • Caraparu virus, Murutucu virus, Oriboca virus, Ilheus virus, St. Louis virus - (B502)
Alternative Genus names Aedinus, Barraudius, Culiciomyia, Lophoceraomyia, Neoculex, Melanoconion, Moschlostyrax (B502)

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General and References

General Information

  • The genus Culex includes about 300 species, most of which occur in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. (D70)
  • Some 29 species have been reported in the United States, although only 12 of these are common. (D70)
  • This group includes several important pest species and disease vectors. (D70)
  • 29 species and subspecies are recognised in North America, north of Mexico. (D70)

References

D70, B24, B73, B79, B114, B241.49.w49, B502, J84.5.w2, J84.5.w2, J91.5.w1, J95.69.w1, J110.31.w1, J124.141.w1, J129.42.w1, P33.3.w1

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