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Culex quinquefasciatus : This species is indistinguishable from Culex _ using morphological characters except those of
the _ _
Culex quinquefasciatus are _ sized
Culex quinquefasciatus are _ colored
Culex quinquefasciatus _-scaled unbanded _
and an unbanded _
Culex quinquefasciatus larvae have head hairs # and # usually with # or more branches
Culex quinquefasciatus have moderately
long siphon tube bearing four _ with the _ tuft out of line
Culex quinquefasciatus is widely distributed throughout the state south of the _ Range.
Culex quinquefasciatus do not survive winters as _ females
Cx quinquefasciatus do
not occur in the _ climates occupied by Cx. _
Cx. quinquefasciatus females do spend periods of cold weather in a
short _ state
Cx. quinquefasciatus : Larval sources generally are in permanent or semi-permanent, foul, or _ waters such as
fish ponds, cesspools, septic tanks, catch basins, improperly maintained swimming pools, and dairy drains.
Cx. quinquefasciatus : Eggs
are deposited _ , in rafts containing #-# eggs
- on the surface of the water
Cx. quinquefasciatus : Females feed mainly in
_ , spending the daylight hours resting in _
- the evening/night
- cold, dark, humid, places
Cx. quinquefasciatus : _ are the principal
blood meal source for this species. However, they will attack _ and invade _ to annoy the occupants.
Culex quinquefasciatus has been found infected with _ in
California, but its role in the natural transmission of these viruses is considered to be secondary to that of Culex
in _ environments, Culex quinquefasciatus may be the primary _
vector. Culex quinquefasciatus is also a probable vector of _ _