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Table 4 Prevalences and intensities of infection of the second intermediate slug species  Ariopelta capensis  by metacercariae of  Renylaima capensis  according to years and months

From: Life cycle of Renylaima capensis, a brachylaimid trematode of shrews and slugs in South Africa: two-host and three-host transmission modalities suggested by epizootiology and DNA sequencing

Year of collection Month (and day) of collection No. of slugs collected No. infected with metacercariae No. of metacercariae per slug
1978 May 18 4 1 (25%) 1
1982 January 8 3 0 (0%) -
  February 1 0 (0%) -
  April 23 4 0 (0%) -
  July 19 0 -- -
1983 March 2 5 0 (0%) -
  April 23 4 1 (25%) >70
1984-1985 month? 12 0 (0%) -
  June 16 0 -- -
1986 May 10 5 0 (0%) -
1994 July 17 0 -- -
1997 October 10 2 0 (0%) -
  November 1-7 7 0 (0%) -
2004 October 19 0 -- -
  December 16 0 -- -
2005 April 28 0 -- -
2006 March 14 0 -- -
  May 13 2 0 (0%) -
  November 30 0 -- -
2009 in February, a fire burnt a large part of the habitat
2009 May 9 3 0 (0%) -
2010 February 10 0 -- -
  April 26 3 0 (0%) -
  October 11 6 0 (0%) -
2011 February 22 0 -- -
  May 11 12 1 (8.3%) > > 100
  July14 4 (young) 0 (0%)  
Total   77 3 (3.9%)