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Table 3 Number and percentage of avian- and mammalian-derived blood meals identified from Ae. vexans, An. punctipennis, An. quadrimaculatus, Cq. perturbans, Cs. morsitans, and Cx. pipiens s.l. in Vermont, June through October, 2012

From: Insights into the recent emergence and expansion of eastern equine encephalitis virus in a new focus in the Northern New England USA

Vertebrate Host Scientific Name R. C. Aedes vexans No. (%) Anopheles punctipennis No. (%) Anopheles quadrimaculatus No. (%) Coquillettidia perturbans No. (%) Culiseta morsitans No.(%) Culex pipiens s.l. No. (%) Total
Avian
 Green Heron Butorides virescens S 1 (11.1) 1 (1.8)     1 (16.7) 3
 American Robin Turdus migratorius S    1 (0.6)     1
 Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas S   1 (1.8) 1 (0.6)     2
 Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus S   1 (1.8)      1
 Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis P   1 (1.8)      1
 Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina S      4 (100.0) 3 (50.0) 7
 Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum P       1 (16.7) 1
 Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana S 1 (11.1)       1
 Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus S       1 (16.7) 1
 Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae P    3 (1.8)     3
 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos P     1 (25.0)    1
Mammalian
 Cow Bos taurus P 3 (33.4) 10 (17.9) 119 (72.6)     132
 Human Homo sapiens P   3 (5.4) 2 (1.2)     5
 White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus P 4 (44.4) 38 (67.9) 29 (17.7) 3 (75.0)    74
 Horse Equus caballus P   1 (1.8) 4 (2.4)     5
 Donkey Equus asinus P    2 (1.2)     2
 Sheep Ovis aries P    1 (0.6)     1
 Goat Capra hircus P    1 (0.6)     1
 Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis P    1 (0.6)     1
Total    9 56 164 4 4 6 243
  1. R. C. = Residency codes: P, permanent resident (found year round in the state); S, summer resident (present in state during the nesting season)