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Table 3 Total numbers of Culicoides spp. collected on sheared and unsheared sheep and with a UV light-suction trap (Trial 2)

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

Trap type Genus/Subgenus/Species
Total Culicoides Subgenus Avaritia females C. obsoletus males C. scoticus males C. dewulfi males C. chiopterus males
Sheared (n = 91) 7571 7239 24 4 2 15
Unsheared (n = 90) 6755 6565 26 3 8 13
Light-suction trap (n = 181) 837 809 2 0 0 0
Total 15,163 14,613 52 7 10 28