Southern House Mosquito

Culex quinquefasciatus

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Culex quinquefasciatus Say, 1823 (originally named Culex fatigans), commonly known as the southern house mosquito, is a medium-sized mosquito found in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is the vector of Wuchereria bancrofti, avian malaria, and arboviruses including St. Louis encephalitis virus, Western equine encephalitis virus, zika virus and West Nile virus. It is taxonomically regarded as a member of the Culex pipiens species comp

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