Where has Culex pipiens gone

Answer: 

Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus, previously a sub-species of Culex pipiens, has been granted the status of species, changing its name to Culex quinquefasciatus. This change was supported by the NCBI.

To reflect the taxonomic change, VectorBase has updated all the Culex pipiens to Culex quinquefasciatus - NOT changing any of the data.

At the moment there isn't any plan to change the stable IDs (CPIJxxxxxx) or the assembly name (CpipJ1) either.