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Table 1 Baiting locations and observations from field sampling

From: Predicting the distribution of Phortica variegata and potential for Thelazia callipaeda transmission in Europe and the United Kingdom

Bait site Latitude Longitude Date Reference Phortica presence (Notes)
1. Ban-y-gor, Gloustershire 51.6678° N 2.6703° W 28/08/17 [30] No Phortica collected.
(Deciduous woodland containing Quercus spp. Baited oak with small drying sap run. Overcast day with cool ambient temperatures).
2. New Forest, Hampshire 50.8421° N 1.5147° W 29/08/17 [25] Three Phortica (1M, 2F) collected by sweep net.
(Oak woodland. Sunny day with warm ambient temperature).
3. High Standing Hill, Windsor Forest 51.4694° N 0.6714° W 30/08/17 [28] One Phortica (F) collected by sweep net.
(Deciduous woodland containing Quercus spp. Initially warm sunny day with conditions deteriorating to rainy and overcast with cool ambient temperatures).
4. Collin’s Wood Nature Reserve, Gloucestershire 51.9477° N 2.3682° W 04/09/17 Model-predicteda No Phortica collected.
(Suitable habitat identified: deciduous woodland containing Quercus spp. and commercial apple orchard adjacent. Baited oak with large fragrant sap run. Overcast day with warm ambient temperatures and humid conditions).
5. Castle Neroche, Somerset 50.9360° N 3.0342° W 05/09/17 Model-predicteda No Phortica collected.
(Suitable habitat identified: Oak forest. Wet and windy conditions with cool ambient temperatures).
6. Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk 52.0799° N 1.4329° E 06/09/17 Model-predicteda No Phortica collected.
(Suitable habitat identified: Oak forest. Sunny day with warm ambient temperatures).
  1. aModel-predicted locations were identified by overlaying GARP model-generated fine-scale map of UK P. variegata distribution (Fig. 1b) on satellite images to locate areas of suitable habitat (woodland) in regions with high model-predicted likelihood of P. variegata presence