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Table 2 Summary data from second experiment: effects of host odour and visual stimulus on flight behaviour. Five females released per trial. Different letters denote significant differences in percentage of tracks showing a response to tiles (Fisher’s exact test; P < 0.05)

From: Seeing is believing: the nocturnal malarial mosquito Anopheles coluzzii responds to visual host-cues when odour indicates a host is nearby

Tile type Odour treatment Number of trials Mosquitoes activated/ released Number of tracks analysed Mean track duration ± s.e. (s) Percent responded to tile
Clear Clean air 20 47/100 44 1.9 ± 0.1 6.8a,d
  Host odour 21 88/105 54 1.9 ± 0.1 24.1b
Black Clean air 21 66/105 51 1.8 ± 0.1 9.8a
  Host odour 14 56/70 53 1.9 ± 0.1 43.4c