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Table 7 Preferred bite sites for various mosquito species (field conditions)

From: Biting behaviour of African malaria vectors: 1. where do the main vector species bite on the human body?

Species Preferred bite site Reference
Aedes aegypti Head & shoulders 20
Aedes simpsoni Head & shoulders 21
Culex pipiens fatigans 82% of bites below knee (seated people) 34% of bites below knee (lying down) 22
Culex quinquefasciatus Non-specific whole body 20
Eretmapodites chrysogaster Between ankles & knee 23
Anopheles atroparvus Head & shoulders 20
Anopheles albimanus Head & neck 20
Anopheles farauti Feet 24