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Table 4 Frequency of key characteristics of release and recapture methods

From: A global assembly of adult female mosquito mark-release-recapture data to inform the control of mosquito-borne pathogens

Variable Value¥ All (n = 774) Aedes(n = 287) Anopheles(n = 291) Culex(n = 196)
Origin of mosquitoes for release Field-collected adults 52.6% 34.0% 73.7% 49.7%
  Field-collected immatures 23.4% 27.2% 9.7% 37.0%
  Lab-sourced adults 22.3% 38.9% 16.2% 7.4%
  Mixed 1.7% 0.0% 0.4% 5.8%
  N/S 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Release events Single 70.3% 73.2% 61.0% 78.8%
  Multiple 24.4% 25.3% 32.8% 11.6%
  N/S 5.3% 1.5% 6.2% 9.5%
Release sites Single 69.6% 58.1% 73.7% 79.9%
  Multiple 30.3% 41.9% 25.9% 20.1%
  N/S 0.1% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0%
Release location Indoors 27.6% 41.1% 34.0% 0.0%
  Outdoors 61.0% 53.2% 56.0% 78.8%
  Both 0.7% 0.0% 1.9% 0.0%
  N/S 10.7% 5.7% 8.1% 21.2%
Recapture location Indoors 29.3% 47.9% 29.7% 2.6%
  Outdoors 45.2% 41.5% 27.4% 74.6%
  Both 17.1% 6.8% 38.6% 2.1%
  N/S 8.4% 3.8% 4.2% 20.6%
Age at release in days 0 11.5% 12.0% 1.5% 17.9%
  1 to 2 19.2% 13.7% 32.4% 20.0%
  >2 35.5% 42.3% 42.6% 17.9%
  N/S 33.7% 32.0% 23.5% 44.2%
Feeding status at release Blood-fed 18.7% 18.9% 31.7% 0.5%
  Sugar-fed 13.0% 11.7% 14.3% 13.2%
  1. ¥N/S = value not specified.
  2. Percentages are based on MMRR studies using field-collected immatures or lab-sourced adults (n = 338, n = 175, n = 68, n = 95 for all, Aedes, Anopheles and Culex studies, respectively).