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Table 3 Mosquito species with avian blood meals

From: Blood-feeding patterns of native mosquitoes and insights into their potential role as pathogen vectors in the Thames estuary region of the United Kingdom

Mosquito species Bird species Total
Blackbird Barn swallow Chicken Dark-breasted barn owl Eurasian skylark European starling Grey heron House sparrow Long-eared owl Meadow pipit Mute swan Stock dove Wood pigeon Yellow wagtail
An. maculipennis (s.l.)a 0 0 60 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 71
Cx. modestus 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Cx. pipiens f. pipiens 19 92 1 3 2 1 3 12 1 2 0 1 42 1 97
Cs. morsitans 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Culiseta spp.a 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Unknown (damaged) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Total 22 95 61 4 2 1 3 14 1 2 1 11 44 1 262
  1. Avian blood meals identified from the mosquito species in this study
  2. aindicates species that also fed on mammals (see Table 3)