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Table 5 Mean numbers (±SE) of female and male P . orientalis attracted to traps baited with different small wild mammals

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

Bait types Mean number ± SE of sand flies captured/CDC trap
Female Male
Ground squirrel 256.75 ± 44.91a 119.38 ± 19.25a
Hare 113.25 ± 18.72b 114.63 ± 18.87ab
Spiny mouse 79.25 ± 14.05b 65.37 ± 7.77b
Gerbil 106.75 ± 28.26b 49.25 ± 11.75bc
Control 12.75 ± 2.91c 6.00 ± 1.53d
  1. Mean values followed by the same letter on the same line are not significantly different (P < 0.05).