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Table 2 The development of S. tundra larvae in laboratory insectary conditions (21°C, SD 2.8, relative humidity 65%, SD12.4) in Aedes mosquitoes.

From: Vectors and transmission dynamics for Setaria tundra (Filarioidea; Onchocercidae), a parasite of reindeer in Finland

Days after blood meal 1 2–3 4–6 7–8 9–10 11–13 14–16 17–20 21–22
No 2 2 10 9 4 3 2 3 5
Mean larvae (SD) Range 1 - 1.5 (0.5) 1–2 2.8 (1.9) 1–7 3.3 (1.2) 1–5 11 (8.4) 3–24 8.4 (6.5) 3–21 5,5 (2.5) 3–8 28 (18) 8–51 17 (11,2) 6–34
Mean length (SD) Range 266 (9.3) 257–275 194 (19) 176–220 191 (42) 132–330 295 (60) 165–385 451 (99) 198–803 885 (388) 165–1210 1687 (104) 1540–1760 1333 (180) 935–1595 1504 (155) 1100–1760
Mean width (SD) Range 7.9 (1.1) 6.75–9 25 (4.9) 20–32 23 (4.4) 14–32 31 (5) 18–36 35 (2.5) 32–41 38 (6.2) 23–45 29 (2) 27–32 27,4 (1) 27–32 29 (2,3) 27–36
Development site thorax Thorax thorax thorax thorax thorax thorax, abd, head thorax, abd, head, prob, palps Thorax, abd, head, prob, palps
Larvae tot. 2 3 28 26 43 30 11 83 84