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Table 1 Identification and characteristics of collecting sites found positive for sand flies in Catania city

From: Persistence of phlebotomine Leishmania vectors in urban sites of Catania (Sicily, Italy)

Site no. Street/Square Latitude; Longitude Altitude (m a.s.l.) Vegetation Potential mammal hosts identified1,2
1 Carlo Forlanini 37°30’37”N; 15°04’22”E 66 - Dogs, cats, rodents, men
2 Valdisavoia 37°31’05”N; 15°04’09”E 79 ++ Dogs, cats, men
3 Chiuse lunghe (North) 37°31’20”N; 15°04’23”E 106 + Dogs, cats, rodents, men
4 Chiuse lunghe (South) 37°31’09”N; 15°04’30”E 66 ++ Dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, men
5 Largo Taormina 37°31’02”N; 15°04’41”E 55 + Dogs, cats, men
7 Al Tondo Gioieni 37°31’37”N; 15°05’01”E 90 - Dogs, cats, rodents, men
8 Gustavo Vagliasindi 37°31’28”N; 15°05’42”E 52 + Dogs, cats, rodents, men
9 Vittorio Veneto 37°31’24”N; 15°05’46”E 48 ++ Dogs, cats, men
10 Sassari 37°31’18”N; 15°05’37”E 46 ++ Dogs, cats, rodents, men
11 Gabriele D’Annunzio 37°31’01”N; 15°05’23”E 44 + Dogs, cats, men
12 Sabato Martelli Castaldi 37°30’54”N; 15°03’56”E 74 +++ Dogs, cats, rabbit, sheep, men
13 Masaniello 37°30’15”N; 15°04’03”E 67 +++ Dogs, rodents, men
14 Santa Maria della Catena 37°30’13”N; 15°04’08”E 59 + Dogs, cats, rodents, men
15 Amedeo Duca d’Aosta 37°30’18”N; 15°03’38”E 77 +++ Dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, men
16 Palermo 37°29’57”N; 15°03’35”E 53 - Dogs, cats, rodents, men
17 Fratelli Bandiera 37°30’06”N; 15°03’09”E 67 - Dogs, cats, rodents, men
18 Livenza 37°30’43”N; 15°03’31”E 108 ++ Dogs, rodents, men
19 Giuseppe Ballo 37°30’59”N; 15°03’30”E 114 ++ Dogs, cats, rodents, men
20 Antonio Merlino 37°31’06”N; 15°03’40”E 98 ++ Dogs, cats, rodents, men
21 Edmondo De Amicis 37°31’51”N; 15°06’20”E 38 + Dogs, cats, rodents, men
22 Acireale 37°31’32”N; 15°06’36”E 30 + Dogs, cats, rodents, men
23 Plutone 37°31’26”N; 15°06’41”E 25 - Dogs, cats, rodents, men
24 Derna 37°31’28”N; 15°06’45”E 24 + Dogs, cats, rodents, men
26 Borgo 37°31’03”N; 15°04’55”E 51 + Dogs, cats, rodents, men
27 Etnea 37°31’22”N; 15°04’56”E 80 - Dogs, cats, men
28 Guglielmo Oberdan 37°30’53”N; 15°05’20”E 36 + Dogs, cats, rodents, men
29 Ramondetta 37°30’56”N; 15°05’38”E 33 - Dogs, cats, rodents, men
30 Sabotino 37°30’40”N; 15°05’59”E 28 - Dogs, cats, rodents, men
31 Raffineria 37°30’36”N; 15°06’01”E 22 - Dogs, cats, rodents, men
33 Bambino 37°30’23”N; 15°04’53”E 50 - Dogs, cats, rodents, men
34 Osservatorio 37°30’19”N; 15°04’46”E 52 - Dogs, cats, rodents, men
35 Fiorentino 37°30’29”N; 15°04’42”E 46 + Dogs, cats, rodents,men
36 Zammataro 37°29’49”N; 15°04’24”E 32 - Rodents, cats, men
37 Ammiraglio Toscano 37°30’48”N; 15°04’10”E 73 + Dogs, cats, rodents, men
38 Misterbianco 37°30’23”N; 15°05’47”E 23 - Dogs, cats, rodents, men
39 Antonino Longo 37°30’57”N; 15°04’59”E 45 ++ Rodents, cats, men
44 Plebiscito 37°30’11”N; 15°04’38”E 49 + Rodents, cats, men
45 Etnea 37°30’38”N; 15°04’58”E 39 ++ Dogs, cats, rodents, men
46 Salvatore Citelli 37°30’32”N; 15°04’22”E 60 + Cats, rodents, men
47 Mario Rapisardi 37°30’42”N; 15°04’36”E 52 - Dogs, cats, men
49 Vittorio Emanuele 37°30’09”N; 15°05’08”E 17 + Cats, rodents, men
50 Androne 37°30’38”N; 15°04’45”E 49 - Rodents, men
51 Dante 37°30’13”N; 15°04’42”E 46 - Cats, rodents, men
  1. (-) Absent or rare; (+) moderate; (++) abundant; (+++) very abundant.
  2. 1Presence of lizards and geckos should also be considered as regards Sergentomyia hosts.
  3. 2The most common rodents in the inspected habitats were Rattus norvegicus, Rattus rattus and Mus musculus.