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Table 6 Number and percentage of female sand fly species attracted and engorged on different domestic animals baits

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

Sand fly species Percentage of blood fed females
Cow Donkey Sheep Goat Dog Chicken
% fed % fed % fed % fed % fed % fed
P. orientalis 72.8 (855) 92.6 (1323) 27.5 (80) 44.6 (56) 18 (39) 66.7 (6)
P. lesleyae 0 (4) 0 (4) 0 (2) 0 (5) 0 (1) 0 (2)
P. heischi 0 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
S. africana 0 (198) 0 (203) 0 (286) 0 (257) 0 (250) 0 (155)
S. schwetzi 1.9 (526) 0.7 (756) 0 (181) 0.7 (290) 0 (173) 0 (37)
S. clydei 3.1 (97) 0 (114) 0 (76) 2.2 (90) 0 (45) 0 (1)
S. bedfordi group 0 (8) 0 (10) 0 (6) 0 (9) 0 (16) 0 (13)
S. antennata group 0 (12) 0 (16) 0 (9) 0 (9) 0 (15) 0 (2)
  1. Figures in brackets denote total number of sand fly females caught in various animal baited tent traps.