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Table 2 Species of Culicoides, sorted according to their abundance (number and percentage) and gender, on ten Irish farms collected in the south of the Republic of Ireland during part of the 2014 vector-active season (July-November)

From: Culicoides species composition and abundance on Irish cattle farms: implications for arboviral disease transmission

Culicoides (C.) species Female Male   Total No. of farms with species confirmed
n % n %   n %
C. obsoletus/C. scoticus 8103 89 1004a 11   9107 38 10
C. dewulfi 6755 78 1928 22   8683 36 10
C. pulicaris 1879 85 325 15   2204 9 10
C. punctatus 1056 94 67 6   1123 5 10
C. chiopterus 781 72 305 28   1086 5 10
Sub-total (vector species) 18,574 84 3629 16   22,203 93  
C. achrayi 1003 82 220 18   1223 5 10
C. festivipennis 175 83 35 17   210 < 1 9
C. impunctatus 88 88 12 12   100 < 1 8
C. nubeculosus 31 70 13 30   44 < 1 5
C. circumscriptus 35 90 4 10   39 < 1 7
C. salinarius 13 81 3 19   16 < 1 5
C. fascipennis 5 83 1 17   6 < 1 3
C. delta 3 75 1 25   4 < 1 3
C. cameroni 3 100 0 0   3 < 1 1
C. brunnicans 2 100 0 0   2 < 1 2
C. newsteadi 1 100 0 0   1 < 1 1
C. riethi 1 100 0 0   1 < 1 1
C. stigma 1 100 0 0   1 < 1 1
C. reconditus 1 100 0 0   1 < 1 1
Sub-total (other Culicoides spp.) 1362 82 289 18   1651 7  
Total 19,936 84 3918 16   23,854b 100  
  1. a690 Culicoides obsoletus and 314 Culicoides scoticus males
  2. b75 unidentifiable Culicoides (74 females and 1 male) not included in the table