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Table 1 Infective rates and parasite loads of 8 species in the An. hyrcanus group after feeding on blood containing B. malayi microfilariae (microfilarial density = 312, 208, 256 and 283 mf/20 μl in experiment 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively), with all mosquitoes dissected 14 days after feeding

From: Susceptibility of eight species members in the Anopheles hyrcanus group to nocturnally subperiodic Brugia malayi

Mosquito species Infective rates (No.)* Average No. L3per infected mosquito (range)+ L3-distribution
% head (No.) % thorax (No.) % abdomen (No.)
Experiment 1      
Ae. togoi 95 (19/20) 19.05 (1–49) 59.39 (215) 21.27 (77) 19.34 (70)
An. crawfordi (CP) 85 (17/20)a 6.24 (1–27)n 52.83 (56) 38.68 (41) 8.49 (9)
An. nigerrimus (NS) 65 (13/20)b 9.77 (1–32)o 44.88 (57) 38.58 (49) 16.54 (21)
An. nigerrimus (SK) 65 (13/20)c 6.69 (1–15)p 45.98 (40) 19.54 (17) 34.48 (30)
An. nitidus (PG) 0 (0/20)d - - - -
Experiment 2      
Ae. togoi 70 (14/20) 7.50 (1–36) 83.81 (88) 9.52 (10) 6.67 (7)
An. argyropus (NS) 60 (12/20)e 2.92 (1–6)q 68.57 (24) 22.86 (8) 8.57 (3)
An. nigerrimus (UR) 50 (10/20)f 4.20 (1–9)r 69.05 (29) 16.66 (7) 14.29 (6)
An. nitidus (UR) 0 (0/20)g - - - -
An. pursati (RB) 60 (12/20)h 3.83 (1–11)s 67.39 (31) 19.57 (9) 13.04 (6)
Experiment 3      
Ae. togoi 80 (16/20) 10.56 (1–32) 73.37 (124) 16.57 (28) 10.06 (17)
An. paraliae (RB) 5 (1/20)i 1.00 (0–1)t 100.00 (1) - -
An. peditaeniatus (CP) 100 (20/20)j 7.75 (1–23)u 57.42 (89) 14.19 (22) 28.39 (44)
Experiment 4      
Ae. togoi 80 (16/20) 11.81 (2–28) 77.25 (146) 15.87 (30) 6.88 (13)
An. crawfordi (TG) 80 (16/20)k 6.06 (1–19)v 79.38 (77) 11.34 (11) 9.28 (9)
An. peditaeniatus (SK) 70 (14/20)l 8.00 (2–22)w 80.36 (90) 10.71 (12) 8.93 (10)
An. sinensis (CP) 10 (2/20)m 1.50 (1–2)x 100.00 (3) - -
  1. *Fisher exact test: a, j, k vs. control, P > 0.05; b, c vs. control, P < 0.05.
  2. *Chi-square test: e, f, h, l vs. control, P > 0.05; d, g, i, m vs. control, P < 0.05.
  3. +t-test (two-sided); q, r, s, u, w vs. control: P > 0.05; n, o, p, t, v, x vs. control: P < 0.05.