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Table 2 The 10 most important predictors according to GLM model, indicated by the variable importance (VarImp) for the five Culicoides species of veterinary interest

From: Spatial distribution modelling of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) biting midges, potential vectors of African horse sickness and bluetongue viruses in Senegal

C. oxystoma C. enderleini C. imicola C. miombo C. bolitinos
Predictors VarImp Predictor VarImp Predictor VarImp Predictor VarImp Predictor VarImp
AvRaina 83 MaxNDVIa 100 AvRaina 74 MaxNDVIa 100 MaxNDVIa 72
MaxNDVIa 74 AvRaina 64 MinNDVIa 58 MinNDVIa 98 AvHosta 64
MinDlsta 62 MinNDVIa 58 MaxNDVI 34 MaxNlsta 87 lcSavanhaa 63
MaxNlsta 57 MaxNlst 39 MaxNlst 32 MinDlsta 68 MaxDlst 47
MinNlst 37 MinNlst 33 MinDlst 32 AvHost 37 MaxNlst 36
lcWater 35 MaxRain 28 lcWater 28 AvRain 36 avDlst 30
MinNDVI 22 lcWater 17 avNlst 27 AvDlst 21 lcForest 16
MaxRain 18 AvDlst 13 avDlst 27 MaxRain 15 lcWater 14
AvDlst 14 lcForest 11 AvHost 25 AvRain 12 AvRain 10
AvHost 12 MinDlst 8 MaxRain 23 lcWater 8 MinDlst 6
  1. Abbreviations: AV average, Min minimum, Max maximum, Dlst day land surface temperature, Nlst night land surface temperature, lc landcover, NDVI normalized difference vegetation index, Host livestock density
  2. a Predictors for which VarImp are greater than 50%