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Table 4 Number of sand fly species attracted to different small wild mammals in agricultural fields at Tahtay Adiyabo district

From: Host choice of Phlebotomus orientalis (Diptera: Psychodidae) in animal baited experiments: a field study in Tahtay Adiyabo district, northern Ethiopia

  Baits
Sand fly species Squirrel Hare Gerbil Spiny mouse Control
  M F M F M F M F M F
P. orientalis 955 2054 917 906 394 854 523 634 48 89
P. rodhaini 5 5 11 11 6 7 2 3 0 2
P. lesleyae 2 2 0 1 0 2 3 2 0 1
P. martini 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. heischi 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
S. africana 109 28 243 27 188 26 98 54 112 26
S. schwetzi 8 18 11 28 7 14 18 20 6 65
S. clydei 26 149 15 57 12 37 18 20 5 5
S. bedfordi group 6 1 6 0 11 0 3 3 4 2
S. antennata group 8 3 7 7 22 2 9 9 7 4
S. adleri 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 1,121 2,262 1,213 1,039 640 943 675 746 182 194
  1. M = Male; F = Female.