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Gross Anatomy of an Adult Culex Mosquito

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 7)

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Page : 109-112

Keywords : culex mosquito; gross Anatomy;

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Mosquitoes are responsible for the transmission of various dreadful diseases. Culex is a carrier of viral encephalitis, filiariasis, these mosquitoes are hardy and are able to survive extreme conditions. Culex mosquito is probably the most abundant house mosquito in towns and cities of the tropical countries. Since Culex mosquito is very common and the dreadful disease caused by this mosquito is important to know the anatomy in order to differentiate with other species. Scaling patterns on the dorsal and lateral sides of the thorax and the abdominal segments are helpful in identification of Culex mosquitoes. Other anatomical features were also discussed.

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