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Table 4 Overall engorgement rate of female Culicoides caught in the horse-baited trap at the five sampling sites (from July 2011 to October 2012) in the Niayes area of Senegal

From: Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) midges, the vectors of African horse sickness virus – a host/vector contact study in the Niayes area of Senegal

Species Number of engorged females [total females] Engorgement rate (%)
C. hortensis 4 [4] 100.0
C. milnei 4 [5] 80.0
C. bolitinos* 28 [36] 77.8
C. miombo* 6 [8] 75.0
C. imicola* 299 [465] 64.5
C. pseudopallidipennis* 3 [5] 60.0
C. austeni 85 [156] 54.5
C. moreli 16 [44] 36.4
C. oxystoma 7,943 [21,941] 36.2
C. enderleini 20 [99] 20.2
C. kingi 62 [308] 20.1
  1. *Species in the Imicola group; species in the Schultzei group; species in the Milnei group.
  2. Are listed only species from which at least one female was found engorged.