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Table 2 Mosquitoes collected over the course of the study at the sites: the number (n), percentage composition (%), mean and range of biting rates at each farm. Mean values represent the number of bites per person, per 25 min, on an average night. The range represents the minimum and maximum number of specimens collected by one collector in any one 25 min period. Farm A is excluded as no mosquitoes were collected there during the study

From: How often do mosquitoes bite humans in southern England? A standardised summer trial at four sites reveals spatial, temporal and site-related variation in biting rates

Species Site B Site C Site D Total
n (%) Mean biting rate (range) n (%) Mean biting rate (range) n (%) Mean biting rate (range)
Aedes cinereus/geminus 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (4.9) 0.01 (0–1) 2
Anopheles claviger 3 (0.4) 0.02 (0–1) 1 (1.4) 0.01 (0–1) 0 (0) 4
Aedes geniculatus 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (2.4) 0.01 (0–1) 1
Aedes cantans / annulipes 0 (0) 0 (0) 10 (24.4) 0.05 (0–2) 10
Aedes detritus 3 (0.4) 0.02 (0–1) 68 (94.4) 0.35 (0–9) 0 (0) 71
Aedes flavescens 26 (3.2) 0.14 (0–6) 0 (0) 0 (0) 26
Aedes punctor 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (7.3) 0.02 (0–1) 3
Aedes rusticus 0 (0) 0 (0) 6 (14.6) 0.03 (0–1) 6
Aedes spp. 1 (0.1) 0.01 (0–1) 1 (1.4) 0.01 (0–1) 0 (0) 2
Anopheles maculipennis (s.l.)a 54 (6.7) 0.28 (0–29) 0 (0) 1 (2.4) 0.01 (0–1) 55
Anopheles plumbeus 0 (0) 1 (1.4) 0.01 (0–1) 4 (9.8) 0.02 (0–1) 5
Coquillettidia richiardii 498 (62.1) 2.59 (0–67) 1 (1.4) 0.01 (0–1) 12 (29.3) 0.06 (0–2) 511
Culex modestus 199 (24.8) 1.04 (0–23) 0 (0) 0 (0) 199
Culex pipiens b 16 (2.0) 0.08 (0–4) 0 (0) 2 (4.9) 0.01 (0–1) 18
Culiseta annulata 2 (0.3) 0.01 (0–1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2
Total 802 4.18 (0–89) 72 0.38 (0–9) 41 0.21 (0–6) 915
  1. aIncludes both Anopheles atroparvus (van Thiel, 1927) and Anopheles messeae (Falleroni, 1926) / Anopheles daciae (Linton, Nicolescu & Harbach, 2004)
  2. bIncludes Culex pipiens f. pipiens and two specimens not identified to ecoform