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Table 1 Total numbers of Culicoides spp. collected using drop trap sampling on two breeds of sheep and from light-suction trap controls (Trial 1)

From: Sheep breed and shearing influences attraction and blood-feeding behaviour of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) on a UK farm

Trap Genus/Subgenus/Species
Total Culicoides spp. Subgenus Avaritia females C. obsoletus males C. scoticus males C. dewulfi males C. chiopterus males
Cross-breed (n = 112) 8381 8247 20 7 1 1
Pure-breed (n = 112) 6483 6364 34 10 1 1
Light-suction trap (n = 22) 1287 1103 7 19 4 1
Total 16,151 15,714 61 36 6 3