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Table 3 Numbers of females by sandfly species, according to the number of days elapsed between their feeding and dissection, and the infected and potentially infective condition by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis

From: Host-biting rate and susceptibility of some suspected vectors to Leishmania braziliensis

Species Ex. firmatoi Mg. migonei Ny. intermedia Ny. neivai Ny. whitmani Pi. fischeri
Day after feeding dis inf (pif) dis inf (pif) dis inf (pif) dis inf (pif) dis inf (pif) dis inf (pif)
1st 1 0 4 0 7 0
2nd 3 0 28 0 6 0 19 0
3rd 3 1 (0) 0 0 10 0 1 0 17 4 (0)
4th 9 1 (1) 7 1 75 4 (4) 8 1 (1) 16 5 (5) 49 12 (3)
5th 14 4 (4) 14 5 (3) 122 8 (8) 30 3 (3) 35 16 (16) 58 19 (17)
6th 1 0 13 2 (2) 5 1 (1) 4 0 36 11 (11)
7th 5 2 (2) 1 1 (1) 34 5 (5)
Total 27 6 (5) 25 6 (3) 257 16 (16) 45 6 (5) 61 21 (21) 220 51 (36)
Infected (%) 22.2 24.0 6.2 13.3 34.4 23.2       
Potentially Infective/infected (%) 83.3 50.0 100.0 83.3 100.0 70.6
Surviving % after egg- laying 3.7 0 7.0 80.0 65.6 31.8
  1. dis = dissected females; inf = infected females; (pif) = potentially infective females; … not observed.
  2. * = median of gonotrophic cycle period.