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Table 1 Frequency and percentage of each mosquito species with information on the frequency/percentage of detected host-feeding groups (birds, non-human mammals, humans and reptiles) and number of detected host species

From: Host-feeding patterns of Culex mosquitoes in Iran

Mosquito species No. (%) of blood-fed mosquito specimens No. (%) of blood meals taken on humans No. (%) of blood meals taken on non-human mammals No. (%) of blood meals taken on birds No. (%) of blood meals taken on reptiles No. of host groups No. of host species
Culex pipiens pipiens f. pipiens 305 (55.7) 143 (46.8) 87 (28.5) 73 (23.9) 2 (0) 4 10
Culex theileri 60 (10.9) 12 (3.9) 43 (14) 5 (1.6) 0 (0) 3 7
Culex sitiens 51 (9.3) 19 (6.2) 29 (9.5) 3 (0.9) 0 (0) 3 7
Culex perexiguus 29 (5.3) 15 (4.9) 11 (3.6) 3 (0.9) 0 (0) 3 6
Anopheles superpictus 25 (4.6) 4 (1.3) 19 (6.2) 2 (0.6) 0 (0) 3 6
Anopheles maculipennis (s.l.) 15 (2.7) 3 (0.9) 12 (3.9) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 2
Culex pipiens pipiens form pipiens × molestus 14 (2.6) 6 (1.9) 5 (1.6) 3 (0.9) 0 (0) 3 5
Anopheles hyrcanus 12 (2.2) 6 (1.9) 5 (1.6) 1 (0.3) 0 (0) 3 4
Anopheles stephensi 10 (1.8) 2 (0.6) 8 (2.6) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 3
Culex pipiens cf. quinquefasciatus 7 (1.3) 6 (1.9) 0 (0) 1 (0.3) 0 (0) 2 2
Culex pipiens pipiens f. molestus 4 (0.7) 2 (0.6) 2 (0.6) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 2
Anopheles claviger 3 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3) 0 (0) 3 3
Anopheles dthali 3 (0.5) 0 (0) 3 (0.9) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 1
Culex mimeticus 3 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 2 (0.6) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 2
Culex tritaeniorhynchus 2 (0.4) 1 (0.3) 0 (0) 1 (0.3) 0 (0) 2 2
Aedes caspius 1 (0.2) 1 (0.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 1
Anopheles apoci 1 (0.2) 0 (0) 1 (0.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 1
Anopheles fluviatilis (s.l.) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 1
Anopheles marteri 1 (0.2) 0 (0) 1 (0.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 1
Anopheles plumbeus 1 (0.2) 1 (0.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 1