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Table 3 Body parts that tested positive for Haemoproteus spp. (thoraxes only) and for Plasmodium spp. (thoraxes, salivary glands, and abdomens) followed by the total prevalence for each body part

From: Identifying avian malaria vectors: sampling methods influence outcomes

Mosquito species Total collected Total Haemoproteus positive thoraxes Haemoproteus prevalence Total Plasmodium positive thoraxes Plasmodium positive thoraxes prevalence Total Plasmodium positive salivary glands Plasmodium positive salivary glands Prevalence Total Plasmodium positive abdomens Plasmodium positive abdomens prevalence
Ae. sierrensis 4 0 0 0 0 - - - -
Ae. vexans 324 4 1.2 % 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ae. washinoi 9 0 0 0 0 - - - -
An. freeborni 88 1 1.1 % 0 0 0 0 0 0
An. punctipennis 168 1 0.6 % 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cx. erythrothorax 297 0 0 0 0 - - - -
Cx. pipiens complex 551 1 0.2 % 3 0.5 % 0 0 3 0.5 %
Cx. restuans 167 1 0.6 % 3 1.8 % 2 1.2 % 1 0.6 %
Cx. stigmatosoma 693 1 0.1 % 53 7.6 % 44 6.3 % 39 5.6 %
Cx. tarsalis 464 3 0.6 % 15 3.2 % 11 2.4 % 13 2.8 %
Cx. thriambus 59 0 0 0 0 - - - -
Cs. impatiens 4 0 0 0 0 - - - -
Cs. incidens 7 0 0 0 0 - - - -
Cs. inornata 8 0 0 0 0 - - - -
Cs. particeps 240 2 0.8 % 2 0.8 % 0 0 0 0
Total 3083 14 0.5 % 76 2.4 % 57 1.8 % 56 1.8 %
  1. The symbol ‘-’ characterizes samples for which a PCR was not carried out (for salivary glands and abdomens) because the thoraxes tested negative for both Plasmodium and Haemoproteus spp. for those particular mosquito species