Culex Cu"lex, n. [L., a gnat.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of mosquitoes of the family {Culicidae}, to which most of the North American species belong. Some members of this genus are exceedingly annoying, as {Culex sollicitans}, which breeds in enormous numbers in the salt marshes of the Atlantic coast, and {Culex pipiens}, the common house mosquito, breeding very widely in the fresh waters of North America. (For characters distinguishing these from the malaria mosquitoes, see {Anopheles}, above). The yellow-fever mosquito is now placed in another genus, {Stegomyia}.

Note: This genus formerly (ca. 1900) included the gnat as well as the mosquito. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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