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Table 1 Entomological indices and natural trypanosome infection rates of triatomines collected on squirrel’s nests in two rural communities in southern Ecuador

From: Influence of ecological factors on the presence of a triatomine species associated with the arboreal habitat of a host of Trypanosoma cruzi

Community Squirrel nests Triatomines
     Nymphs Adults   Entomological indices Trypanosoma infection (%)
  N Infested With nymphs I II III IV V F M Total In (%) D CW C (%) Total TC TR Mx
Bellamaría 26 15 9 14 19 39 44 70 34 28 248 57.7 9.5 16.5 60 117 23.9 43.6 19.7
Bellamaría Chico 6 5 3 5 10 0 0 0 1 1 17 83.3 2.8 3.4 60 10 60.0 40.0 0.0
Chaquizcha 10 5 3 1 12 12 3 0 0 5 33 50.0 3.3 6.6 60 18 50.0 38.9 5.6
Total 42 25 15 20 41 51 47 70 35 34 298 59.5 7.1 11.9 60 145 29.7 42.8 16.6
  1. Abbreviations: F female, M male, In infestation index, D density, CW crowding, C colonization, TC T. cruzi, TR, T. rangeli, Mx mixed infection T. cruzi + T. rangeli