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Table 3 Annual mean of maximum monthly catch in the Niayes area of Senegal

From: Seasonal dynamics of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) biting midges, potential vectors of African horse sickness and bluetongue viruses in the Niayes area of Senegal

Sites Mbao Niague Parc Hann Pout Thies Annual mean of maximum catch
Culicoides species (M ± SD)(n = 70) (M ± SD)(n = 70) (M ± SD)(n = 70) (M ± SD)(n = 72) (M ± SD)(n = 72)
C. kingi* 371.8 ± 402.5 3070.3 ± 4382.0 12.0 ± 16.9 13.3 ± 29.7 7.6 ± 13.5 695.0
C. oxystoma* 2221.5 ± 4384.1 106.3 ± 148.3 602.8 ± 1528.5 134.1 ± 187.3 121.9 ± 185.6 637.3
C. imicola* 332.6 ± 433.5 431.4 ± 436.9 26.8 ± 50.7 49.2 ± 35.3 64.8 ± 81.1 181.0
C. enderleini* 109.8 ± 159.5 106.6 ± 146.8 86.3 ± 241.5 27.1 ± 40.2 13.2 ± 31.4 68.6
C. nivosus* 28.0 ± 34.0 22.1 ± 21.2 45.9 ± 41.9 24.8 ± 25.2 6.8 ± 9.5 25.5
C. austeni 0.2 ± 0.4 46.9 ± 72.7 25.9 ± 40.8 - 0.7 ± 1.4 18.4
C. similis 17.2 ± 21.1 20.7 ± 20.9 12.3 ± 14.1 7.7 ± 10.2 4.3 ± 2.7 12.4
C. gambiae 3.0 ± 3.7 39.2 ± 53.0 0.2 ± 0.4 0.3 ± 0.4 0.5 ± 1.1 8.6
C. milnei 0.3 ± 0.6 1.4 ± 2.5 18.2 ± 37.5 - - 6.6
C. moreli 10.7 ± 11.7 17.3 ± 30.0 0.3 ± 0.8 2.3 ± 4.3 0.9 ± 1.4 6.3
C. distinctipennis 7.5 ± 6.5 9.1 ± 6.5 6.5 ± 6.4 0.8 ± 1.0 0.2 ± 0.4 4.8
C. murphyi 2.7 ± 2.7 9.4 ± 7.6 5.3 ± 4.1 0.1 ± 0.3 0.3 ± 0.5 3.6
C. bolitinos 1.9 ± 1.8 5.5 ± 7.8 0.2 ± 0.6 1.2 ± 3.1 7.4 ± 13.8 3.2
C. leucostictus 6.3 ± 6.7 1.9 ± 1.8 1.3 ± 1.3 4.5 ± 7.2 1.8 ± 1.7 3.2
C. hortensis - 2.7 ± 6.5 2.3 ± 4.9 - - 2.5
C. pseudopallidipennis 2.5 ± 4.0 1.6 ± 2.1 - 0.5 ± 0.6 4.3 ± 4.6 2.2
C. loxodontis 0.9 ± 2.2 1.7 ± 2.1 0.4 ± 0.6 0.8 ± 1.8 7.1 ± 14.3 2.2
C. dekeyseri - 1.7 ± 2.4 - - - 1.7
C. pretoriensis 0.8 ± 2.2 - - - 1.6 ± 3.6 1.2
C. translucens - 0.2 ± 0.4 - - 2.1 ± 4.7 1.1
C. miombo 1.7 ± 3.4 1.1 ± 2.8 - 0.3 ± 0.8 1.2 ± 2.5 1.1
C. accraensis 0.1 ± 0.3 0.1 ± 0.3 0.2 ± 0.6 - 3.2 ± 5.5 0.9
C. pycnostictus 1.6 ± 3.6 0.7 ± 0.8 0.4 ± 0.8 0.7 ± 0.9 0.9 ± 1.3 0.9
C. azerbajdzhanicus - 1.4 ± 1.2 0.2 ± 0.4 0.2 ± 0.4 0.6 ± 0.8 0.6
Mean of max catches 115.7 134.7 36.9 13.5 8.4 64.7
  1. The annual mean of monthly maximum abundance (M) ± standard deviation (SD) for each species during the whole trapping period are presented by location (n = number of trap-nights). The annual mean of maximum monthly abundance was the mean of the 12 maximum collections made at each site. *5 dominant species.