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Table 4 Characteristics of water habitats and mean densities of two common larval Anopheles species

From: Comparative entomological study on ecology and behaviour of Anopheles mosquitoes in highland and lowland localities of Derashe District, southern Ethiopia

Character Variable An. christyi An. demeilloni
Mean ± SE F P Mean ± SE F P
Intensity of light Sun-lit 2.9 ± 0.08 115.28 0 3 ± 0.35 0.5 0.2403
Shaded 5.4 ± 0.08 3 ± 0.028
Water current Slow flowing 3 ± 0.105 42.61 0 3 ± 0 0.04 0.4252
Still 4 ± 0.115 3 ± 0.036
Turbidity Turbid 3.6 ± 0.14 0.65 0 Unidentified
Clean 3.5 ± 0.09
Vegetation Present 3.9 ± 0.139 13.07 0.0002 3.5 ± 0.957 6.77 0.0052
Absent 3.3 ± 0.097 3 ± 0.018
Permanence Permanent 4.4 ± 0.136 72.64 0 3.7 ± 0.667 21.42 0
Temporary 3 ± 0.09 3 ± 0
Distance to the nearest house 100m-300 m >300 m 3.5 ± 0.084 3.8 ± 0.322 1.20 0.1372 Unidentified   
Origin of habitat Natural 4.3 ± 0.133 70.32 0 3 ± 0.036 0.04 0.4252
Artificial 3 ± 0.091 3 ± 0
Presence of algae Present 4.5 ± 0.147 71.74 0 3.5 ± 0.957 6.77 0.0052
Absent 3.1 ± 0.087 3 ± 0.018