Culiseta is a genus of mosquitoes. Most Culiseta species are cold-adapted, which only occur in warmer climates during the colder parts of the year or at higher elevations where temperatures are low. The larvae of most species are found in ground waters such as bogs, marshes, ponds, streams, ditches, and rock pools, but an African species occurs in tree holes (phytotelmata), a common eastern Palaearctic species occurs in water wells and rock pools, and several Australian species occur under ground. Little is known about the blood-feeding habits of females. Most species feed on birds and mammals, but a few feed on reptiles. Several species attack domestic animals and occasionally humans.
Culiseta is found in throughout the world, except in South America.
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