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Table 2 Abundance of wild triatomines in five municipalities on Margarita Island

From: Trypanosoma cruzi transmission in a Colombian Caribbean region suggests that secondary vectors play an important epidemiological role

Municipalities Palm trees sample Infested Palm trees index (%) Rhodnius pallescens Eratyrus cuspidatus Other species Density of triatomines by palm tree (SD)
    Adults Nymphs Adults Nymphs Adults Nymphs  
Mompos Rural 10 9/10 (90) 17 236 0 0 0 0 25.3 (35.0)
Talaigua Nuevo 9 9/9 (100) 42 197 3 7 0 0 27.6 (28.0)
Cicuco 13 6/13 (46.1) 0 40 0 0 0 0 3.3 (4.9)
San Fernando 10 9/10 (90) 31 348 4 15 0 1a 39.9 (40.5)
Margarita 8 7/8 (87.5) 13 141 2 11 1 1b 21.1 (30.2)
TOTAL 50 40/50 (80) 1066 42 3  
  1. Four species were found: Rhodnius pallescens, Eratyrus cuspidatus, aTriatoma dimidiata and bCavernicola pilossa.