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Table 1 Female Culicoides species spectrum and number of specimens collected from cattle

From: Feeding behaviour of Culicoides spp. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) on cattle and sheep in northeast Germany

  Study A Study B Study C
Species ♀ P ♀ NP ♀ E ♀ NI Total ♀ P ♀ NP ♀ E ♀ NI Total ♀ P ♀ NP ♀ E ♀ NI Total
Obsoletus complex 284 414 530 18 1246 388 696 152 7 1243 324 869 1236 15 2444
C. dewulfi 1 - 2 - 3 2 2 - - 4 - 1 - - 1
C. chiopterus 2 - 1 - 3 11 3 3 - 17 59 7 40 - 106
C. punctatus 58 66 48 1 173 42 98 13 1 154 120 147 62 1 330
C. pulicaris 1 3 1 - 5 1 1 - - 2 - - - - -
C. lupicaris - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. pallidicornis 36 49 47 - 132 53 114 36 - 203 36 34 71 3 144
C. subfascipennis 4 11 8 - 23 26 29 17 - 72 5 3 2 - 10
C. achrayi 7 6 2 - 15 - - - - - 4 3 3 - 10
C. griseidorsum 6 3 2 - 11 - 1 - - 1 3 6 6 - 15
C. subfagineus - - 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
C. stigma - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Culicoides spp. 18 19 35 14 86 - - - - - 4 3 4 - 11
TOTAL 417 571 677 33 1698 523 944 221 8 1696 555 1073 1424 19 3071
  1. ♀P: parous females; ♀NP: nulliparous females; ♀E: engorged females; ♀NI: females not identifiable by their physiological status due to damage.