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Table 2 Species identification for adult (A) and larval (L) Culicinae mosquitoes collected during the 2008 field survey in the Seychelles

From: The mosquitoes (Diptera: Culidae) of Seychelles: taxonomy, ecology, vectorial importance, and identification keys

Island Localities of collections (and Nb of CDC light-trap x night) Ae. albocephalus Ae. (Adm.) sp A Ae. fryeri Ae. vigilax vansomerenae Ae. albopictus Ae. aegypti Ae. lambrechti Cx. antennatus Cx. quinquefasciatus Cx. scottii Cx. simpsoni Cx. sitiens Cx. tritaeniorhynchus Cx. stellatus Cx. sunyaniensis Ur. browni Ur. nepenthes Ur. pandani Species richness
Mahé Victoria (2)          A           1
  Morne Blanc (0)      Aa               1
  Tea plantation (0)                  L   1
  Copolia (6)          A          A 2
  Petit Paris (2)          A           1
  Anse Intendance (2)          A   A   A       3
  Baie Police (2)            A   A       2
  Baie Lazare (2)      A       A    A     A 4
  Port Launay (2) A       A             2
Aride (6)            AL         1
Praslin Anse Kerlan (6)      A   A   A           3
  Vallée de Mai (3) A       A   A A A     A AL   AL 8
  Fond B’Offay (1) A         A           2
  Côte d’Or (0)      L   Aa   L   L   AbL       5
  Marie Jeanne (1)      A   A    A    A       4
  Grande Anse (1) A     L     AL     A       4
  Airport (0)      AaL     L   L         3
La Digue La Passe (4) A     A     A   A        A 5
  La Veuve Réserve (2) A     L     A A A   A     A L 8
  L’Union (6) A    A    A   A   AL         5
Aldabra-Picard Research station area (9) Aa,b AL Ab    AbL      A A        6
Aldabra-Malabar Middle camp (4) Aa AaL AaL    Aa,bL       AL        5
Aldabra-Grande Terre Takamaka Grove (4) Aa AaL     Aa,bL   A            4
  Cinq Cases (4)   AL Aa    A      L         4
  Anse Maïs (3)   A A    A   A   A   A        6
Assomption Houses and airport (4)   A A         AL         3
Total of positive sites   10 6 5 1 9 5 6 2 13 4 13 3 6 1 1 1 2 5 93
  1. a Some adult mosquito recorded alighting on and biting humans.
  2. b Some adult mosquito recorded alighting on and biting Aldabra tortoises.
  3. Most adult mosquitoes were collected using CDC light-traps. Culex antennatus and Culex sunyaniensis were previously unrecorded in the Seychelles.