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Table 2 Number and origin of specimens belonging to the Obsoletus group included in each of the three ring trials (RT)

From: Towards the PCR-based identification of Palaearctic Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae): results from an international ring trial targeting four species of the subgenus Avaritia

Species No. and origin of specimens1 RT1 RT2a RT2b RT3
Ground midge DNA sample DNA sample Whole midge
Culicoides chiopterus 12 BE, 21 FR, 6 NL, 17 GB 4 ♀ + 3 ♂ 1 ♂ 2 ♀ + 2 ♂ 44 ♀
Culicoides dewulfi 14 BE, 22 FR, 6 NL, 1 CH 12 GB 3 ♀ + 4 ♂ 1 ♀ 2 ♀ + 2 ♂ 43 ♀
Culicoides obsoletus 12 BE, 19 FR, 6 NL, 1 CH, 19 GB 4 ♀ + 3 ♂ 1 ♂ 2 ♀ + 2 ♂ 45 ♀
Culicoides scoticus 15 BE, 28 CO, 6 FR, 6 NL, 1 GB 3 ♀ + 4 ♂ 1 ♀ 2 ♀ + 2 ♂ 44 ♀
Culicoides imicola 26 FR 2 ♀   2 ♀ 22 ♀
Culicoides newsteadi 13 FR 1 ♀   1 ♀ 11 ♀
Culicoides pulicaris 1 FR 1 ♀    
Culicoides nubeculosus 1 FR 1 ♀    
Forcipomyia bipunctata 13 FR 1 ♀   1 ♀ 11 ♀
  1. 1BE: Belgium, FR: French mainland, CO: Corsica, NL: the Netherlands, CH: Switzerland, GB: United-Kingdom.