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Table 1 Chemical and physical properties of the larval habitats of Cx. p. pipiens

From: Ecological differentiation of members of the Culex pipiens complex, potential vectors of West Nile virus and Rift Valley fever virus in Algeria

Site Habitat Breeding sites Mean density of larvae pH Temperature (°C) Salinity (g/l) O2 (%) BOD5 (mg/l)
El-Kala Urban Underground 66 7.3 21.1 0.5 1 190
Aboveground 255 7.8 21.4 0.4 1 6
Sub-urban Underground 340 7.8 19.2 0.7 0 3
Aboveground 38 8 19.1 0.6 0 28
Rural Underground 160 8.3 20.2 0.9 1 6
Aboveground 380 7.9 26.4 0.8 0 32
M’Sila Urban Underground 27 7.9 19.7 1.1 1 7
Sub-urban Aboveground 165 8.1 20.3 1.8 0 12
Rural Aboveground 165 8.1 24.0 1.7 1 32
Tinerkouk Urban Underground 13 7.4 28.6 0.8 0.5 384
  1. BOD5, Biological Oxygen Demand