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Table 2 Nucleotide sequence similarity between Culicoides larvae sequences and reference partial cox1 sequences

From: DNA barcoding and molecular identification of field-collected Culicoides larvae in the Niayes area of Senegal

Culicoides species Percent similarity Range (Mean) No. of individuals (% total larvae)
C. distinctipennis 98–99 (98.75) 32 (3.5)
C. enderleini 97–99 (98.27) 26 (2.9)
C. imicola 99 1 (0.1)
C. kingi 98–99 (98.94) 17 (1.9)
C. nivosus 97–100 (99.01) 195 (21.5)
C. oxystoma 97–100 (98.85) 605 (66.8)
C. pycnostictus 97 1 (0.1)
C. similis 96–99 (98.34) 29 (3.2)