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Table 2 Abundance of Culicoides spp. of the subgenus Avaritia and physiological states calculated from sub-samples of total collections during Trial One

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

Species Physiological status Cross-breed Pure-breed Light-suction trap Total
C. obsoletus Unpigmented 1672 1612 322 3606
Pigmented 1714 1482 152 3348
Blood-fed 700 862 6 1568
Gravid 30 12 46 88
Male 20 34 7 61
Total 4136 4002 533 8671
C. scoticus Unpigmented 870 710 283 1863
Pigmented 377 407 137 921
Blood-fed 1778 570 5 2353
Gravid 15 35 18 68
Male 7 10 19 36
Total 3047 1732 462 5241
C. dewulfi Unpigmented 368 217 22 607
Pigmented 446 205 17 668
Blood-fed 102 112 0 214
Gravid 5 0 9 14
Male 1 1 4 6
Total 922 535 52 1509
C. chiopterus Unpigmented 2 1 3 6
Pigmented 73 67 19 159
Blood-fed 63 52 0 115
Gravid 1 0 3 4
Male 1 1 1 3
Total 140 121 26 287
Total 8245 6390 1073 15,708