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Culex pipiens (northern house mosquito)

Synonyms: Culex agilis; Culex azoriensis; Culex bicolor; Culex bifurcatus; Culex calcitrans; Culex calloti; Culex consobrinus; Culex disjunctus; Culex doliorum; Culex erectus; Culex fasciatus; Culex longefurcatus; Culex luteus; Culex marginalis; Culex melanorhinus; Culex meridionalis; Culex molestus; Culex pallens; Culex pallipes; Culex phytophagus; Culex pipines; Culex rufinus; Culex rufus; Culex thoracicus; Culex torridus; Culex trifurcatus; Culex unistriatus; Culex varioannulatus

Wikipedia Abstract

Culex pipiens (the common house mosquito or northern house mosquito) is a species of blood-feeding mosquito of the family Culicidae. It is a vector of some diseases, such as Japanese encephalitis, meningitis, and urticaria. In the US and parts of Europe, it can spread West Nile virus, and in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, it has been demonstrated to be a vector of Usutu virus.
View Wikipedia Record: Culex pipiens

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Afon Teifi/ River Teifi 1768 Wales, United Kingdom  
Afonydd Cleddau/ Cleddau Rivers 1855 Wales, United Kingdom  
Cors Fochno 1613 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Eifionydd 357 Wales, United Kingdom  
Corsydd Llyn/ Lleyn Fens 701 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Craven Limestone Complex 13166 England, United Kingdom
Crymlyn Bog/ Cors Crymlyn 740 Wales, United Kingdom
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Epping Forest 3966 England, United Kingdom  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Lundy 7573 England, United Kingdom  
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro 780 Wales, United Kingdom  
North West Pembrokeshire Commons/ Comins Gogledd Orllewin Sir Benfro 615 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Preseli 6686 Wales, United Kingdom  
Rhos Llawr-cwrt 114 Wales, United Kingdom  
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Homo sapiens (man)[1]


Leptogaster cylindrica[2]
Nerax aestuans <Unverified Name>[2]
Pogonioefferia pogonias <Unverified Name>[2]
Tolmerus sadyates <Unverified Name>[2]


Parasitized by 
Dirofilaria immitis (Heartworm)[3]
Dirofilaria repens <Unverified Name>[3]
Plagiorchis elegans[3]
Plagiorchis neomidis <Unverified Name>[3]
Romanomermis culicivorax <Unverified Name>[3]
Romanomermis iyengari <Unverified Name>[3]
Romanomermis wuchangensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Wuchereria bancrofti (Filaria)[3]


British Columbia to N.S., California, to Mississippi, Palaearctic, s. Africa,s. S.Amer.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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