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Table 1 Summary of primary and secondary Chrysops spp. main characteristics

From: Loa loa vectors Chrysops spp.: perspectives on research, distribution, bionomics, and implications for elimination of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis

Species Ecological distribution Peak biting time Putative host Main biting location
C. silacea Forest Day Human Ground
C. dimidiata Forest Day Human Ground
C. langi Forest Crepuscular/Nocturnal Monkey Canopy
C. centurionis Forest Crepuscular/Nocturnal Monkey Canopy
C. zahrai Forest-fringe Crepuscular Monkey/Human Canopy/Ground
C. longicornis Forest/Savanna/Wooded areas Crepuscular Monkey Canopy
C. distinctipennis Savanna Crepuscular Monkey/Human Canopy/Ground