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Table 3 Deterrence and feeding inhibition rates of Ocimum suave, Ocimum kilimandscharicum, Azadirachta indica, Eucalyptus globules and Lantana camara to An. arabiensis and Cx. quinquefaciatus in experimental huts.

From: Longitudinal evaluation of Ocimum and other plants effects on the feeding behavioral response of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in the field in Tanzania

Species Observed condition OS OK AI EG LC Deterrence comparison
   Hut A Hut B Hut A Hut B Hut A Hut B Hut A Hut B Hut A Hut B  
An. arabiensis Resting Indoors 0 891 04 684 0 784 0 818 39 851 P = 0.07
  Outdoors (WT + VT) 883 101 872 96 902 198 774 92 710 146  
  % Deterrence 88.6 88.9 88.0 88.1 79.4  
  Unfed 869 171 840 110 879 142 680 104 600 107  
  Fed 14 821 32 670 23 850 94 806 149 890  
  % Feeding inhibition 98.4 17.2 96.3 14.1 87.9 14.2 68 10.4 60 10.7  
Cx. Quinq. Resting Indoors 11 754 0 280 15 843 0 879 94 790 P = 0.10
  Outdoors (WT + VT) 901 179 620 98 922 120 896 102 698 201  
  % Deterrence 80.1 84.2 86.9 86.1 71.2  
  Unfed 854 189 570 40 833 180 804 91 185 120  
  Fed 47 744 50 215 104 783 92 890 607 871  
  % Feeding inhibition 85.4 18.9 91.9 15.7 83.3 18 80.4 9.1 18.5 12  
  1. Hut A = Experimental hut with slowly burning plant materials and a person.
  2. Hut B = Control Hut with a person alone.
  3. WT = Window trap
  4. VT = Verandah Trap