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Table 5 Comparison of the mean catch per trap per night for each of the three abdominal status of every mosquito species collected by the four CDC light traps used in the comparative studies using centers for disease control light traps at Lwanda Nyamasari village.

From: Trapping mosquitoes using milk products as odour baits in western Kenya

Trap N Anopheles gambiae s.l. Anopheles funestus Culicines Total no of Mosquitoes, %
   Fed mean Unfed mean Gravid mean Sum % Fed mean Unfed mean Gravid mean Sum % Fed mean Unfed mean Gravid mean Sum %  
MC 16 0.2a 5.7a 0.4a 101 (14) 0.2a 3.1a 0a 53 (16) 0.1ab 2.9ab 0.1ab 50 (20) 204 (16)
LC 16 0.3a 5.3a 0.3a 454 (64) 0.1a 4.8a 0.4ab 144 (45) 0.0a 2.4a 0.1ab 138 (55) 736 (57)
NB 16 0.3a 3a 0.4a 94 (14) 0.1a 2.1a 0.1a 86 (27) 0.1a 1.4a 0.0a 40 (16) 220 (18)
LT 16 3.9b 20.5b 3.9b 59 (8) 0.6a 7.4b 1.1b 38 (12) 0.6b 7.4b 0.6b 23 (9) 120 (9)
  1. Sum of each mosquito species in each trap is also shown with the percentage in parenthesis.
  2. MC, CDC light trap with no light baited with milk cream; LC, CDC light trap with no light baited with Limburger cheese; NB, CDC light trap with no light and no bait; LT, CDC light trap with light on. N represents the number of days the sampling method was set. The percentages are calculated for each mosquito species. For example the CDC light trap with no light baited with milk cream collected 14% of all the An. gambiae s.l, collected by all the four light traps while, the CDC light trap with no light baited with Limburger cheese collected 64% of the same. Values following each other in the same column with different letter superscripts are significantly different at (P = 0.05).