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Table 1 Specimens of Aedes koreicus examined for microfilariae (mf) and larval stages of Dirofilaria immitis at scheduled days post infection

From: Development of Dirofilaria immitis within the mosquito Aedes (Finlaya) koreicus, a new invasive species for Europe

  Total mosquitoes
Examined Killed Naturally dead
Days post infection   total larval stages counted/mosquito infected; mean (range) total larval stages counted/mosquito infected; mean (range)
  mf L1 L2 L3 mf L1 L3
1 3 43/3;14.3 (1–36) 0 0 0    
2 3      45/3;15.0 (10–22) 0 0
3 3      33/3;11.0 (4–17) 26/2;8.7 (0–22) 0
4 1      29/1 0 0
6 5      2/2;0.4 (0–1) 66/3;13.2 (0–26) 0
7 2      0 0 0
8 1      0 0 15/1
9 3      0 1/1 17/2;5.6 (0–10)
13 2* 0 0 8/1 7/1 0 0 3/1
16 1 0 0 0 15/1    
20 3      0 0 2/2;0.7 (0–1)
21 2      0 0 3/1;1.5 (0–3)
22 5 0 0 0 15/5;3.0 (0–4)    
24 1      0 2/1 1/1
27 3      0 0 0
28 4** 0 0 0 5/1 0 0 7/2;2.3 (0–4)
Total 42*** 43/3;14.3 (1–36) 0 8/1 42/8;5.2 (0–15) 111/9;8.5 (0–22) 93/7;8.4 (0–22) 48/10;3.4 (0–17)
  1. *one killed and one naturally dead, **one killed and three naturally dead, *** three specimens for histology not included (one killed and two dead at 6 dpi).