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Table 2 Female Culicoides species spectrum and number of specimens collected from sheep

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 652 769 83 7 1511 89 161 7 1 258 89 172 21 1 283
C. dewulfi 3 - 2 - 5 - - - - - - - - - -
C. chiopterus 4 - - - 4 3 - - - 3 69 2 23 1 95
C. punctatus 118 72 6 1 197 7 18 - - 25 57 110 3 - 170
C. pulicaris - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. lupicaris - 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
C. pallidicornis 12 14 2 - 28 9 20 - - 29 29 34 - - 63
C. subfascipennis 4 1 - - 5 4 5 1 - 10 1 9 - - 10
C. achrayi 3 7 - - 10 - - - - - 4 5 - - 9
C. griseidorsum 3 1 - - 4 1 - - - 1 1 - - - 1
C. subfagineus - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. stigma - 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Culicoides spp. 17 14 2 - 33 - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL 816 880 95 8 1799 113 204 8 1 326 250 332 47 2 631
  1. ♀P: parous females; ♀NP: nulliparous females; ♀E: engorged females; ♀NI: females not identifiable by their physiological status due to damage.