Culex tritaeniorhynchus

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Culex tritaeniorhynchus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Culicidae
Genus: Culex
Species: C. tritaeniorhynchus
Binomial name
Culex tritaeniorhynchus
Giles, 1901

Culex tritaeniorhynchus is a species of mosquitoes which transmits Japanese encephalitis. This mosquito is a native of northern Asia, and parts of Africa (northeast and sub-Saharan). The females target large animals for blood extraction, including cattle and swine.

The female is small and red-brown.[1]


  1. ^ Norbert Becker, Dusan Petric, Marija Zgomba, Clive Boase, Minoo Madon, Christine Dahl, Achim Kaiser (2010). Mosquitoes and Their Control. New York, New York: Springer Science & Business Media. p. 349. ISBN 9783540928744. 

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