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Table 13 Adult feeding and resting behaviour of the African DVS.

From: The dominant Anopheles vectors of human malaria in Africa, Europe and the Middle East: occurrence data, distribution maps and bionomic précis

Species Source Feeding habit Biting habit Biting time Pre-feeding resting habit Post-feeding resting habit
   Anthro-pophilic Zoo-philic Exo-phagic Endo-phagic Day Dusk Night Dawn Exo-philic Endo-philic Exo-philic Endo-philic
An. arabiensis Summary 11 14 8 6   2 9   6 3 12 7
An. arabiensis TAG  
An. funestus Summary 19 6 11 13    11 3 3 13 4 17
An. funestus TAG  
An. gambiae Summary 12 4 10 10    13 3 3 4 5 5
An. gambiae TAG  
An. melas Summary 5 3 3 3   1 3 1   1 3 1
An. melas TAG  
An. merus Summary 3 2 3     1   2   4 1
An. merus TAG  
An. moucheti Summary 5   2 5    1    2 1 3
An. moucheti TAG  
An. nili Summary 6   7 7    2    2 1 2
An. nili TAG  
  1. TAG: Bangs & Mbogo (unpub. obs., 2010), = typical, = examples exist. Numbers indicate the number of studies that found adults under each listed circumstance.