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Table 1 Predicted and observed responses of females Anopheles coluzzii and An. arabiensis to simulated dry season as opposed to wet season conditions in Experiment 1 (photoperiod alone) and Experiment 2 (photoperiod and temperature)

From: Photoperiodic responses of Sahelian malaria mosquitoes Anopheles coluzzii and An. arabiensis

Trait Predicted: dry vs wet conditions Observed: dry vs wet conditions
  An. coluzzii An. arabiensis An. coluzzii An. arabiensis
    Experiment 1 Experiment 2 Experiment 1 Experiment 2
Longevity (Adult) Change: increase No change Increased √ Increased √ Not changed √ Not changed*
Body Size (WL) Change: increase No change Increased √ Increased* Decreased √ Decreased √
Body mass (dry) Change: increase No change Increased √ Increased* Decreased √ Decreased √
Lipid content Change: increase No change Not changed Increased √ Not changed √ Not changed √
Larval development Time Change: increase No change Decreased Not changed Increased Not changed √
  1. Notes: Prediction is bold reflect strongest predictions based on previous studies in the field. Checkmarks identify results of the experiment that are consistent with aestivation in An. coluzzii but not in An. arabiensis. Responses that have partly matched predictions were marked with a ‘*