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Table 1 Morphometry of sporozoites of two Haemoproteus species in the biting midges Culicoides impunctatus and Culicoides nubeculosus

From: Biting midges (Culicoides, Diptera) transmit Haemoproteus parasites of owls: evidence from sporogony and molecular phylogeny

Feature Measurementsa
  H. noctuae H. syrnii
  C. nubeculosus C. impunctatus C. nubeculosus
  N = 21 N = 16 N = 15
Length 9.3–13.2 (11.4 ± 1.0) 9.3–14.1 (12.3 ± 1.5) 6.3–9.4 (7.8 ± 0.9)
Width 1.0–1.4 (1.1 ± 0.1) 0.8–1.5 (1.2 ± 0.1) 0.9–1.5 (1.2 ± 0.2)
Area 8.2–13.7 (11.3 ± 1.3) 8.5–14.3 (12.1 ± 1.2) 5.2–9.6 (7.6 ± 1.3)
Area of nucleus 0.8–1.6 (1.2 ± 0.2) 0.6–1.8 (1.3 ± 0.3) 0.8–1.7 (1.2 ± 0.3)
  1. aAll measurements are given in micrometers. Minimum and maximum values are provided, followed in parentheses by the arithmetic mean and standard deviation