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Descriptor English: Culicidae
Descriptor Spanish: Culicidae
Descriptor Portuguese: Culicidae
Descriptor French: Culicidae
Entry term(s): Culicid
Culicids
Mosquito
Mosquitoes
Mosquitos
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.131.617.720.500.500.750.712.500.875
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009033
Scope note: A family of the order DIPTERA that comprises the mosquitoes. The larval stages are aquatic, and the adults can be recognized by the characteristic WINGS, ANIMAL venation, the scales along the wing veins, and the long proboscis. Many species are of particular medical importance.
Annotation: do not confuse with CULICOIDES see CERATOPOGONIDAE; for killing Culicidae with insecticides, see note at INSECTICIDES; mosquito bites = CULICIDAE or specific genus (IM) + INSECT BITES AND STINGS (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 95; was MOSQUITOES 1963-94
Online Note: use CULICIDAE to search MOSQUITOES 1966-94
History Note: 95; was MOSQUITOES 1963-94
DeCS ID: 9225
Unique ID: D009033
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1995/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/12
Culicidae - Preferred
Concept UI M0014090
Scope note A family of the order DIPTERA that comprises the mosquitoes. The larval stages are aquatic, and the adults can be recognized by the characteristic WINGS, ANIMAL venation, the scales along the wing veins, and the long proboscis. Many species are of particular medical importance.
Preferred term Culicidae
Entry term(s) Culicid
Culicids
Mosquito
Mosquitoes
Mosquitos



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