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Table 2 Frequency and percentage for each host species differentiated for four host-feeding groups (birds, non-human mammals, humans and reptiles) of the four most abundant blood-fed mosquito species and over all mosquito species

From: Host-feeding patterns of Culex mosquitoes in Iran

Host species Culex pipiens pipiens f. pipiens Culex theileri Culex sitiens Culex perexiguus All species
n % n % n % n % n %
Birds
Anas spp. 61 19.4 2 3.1 2 3.8 3 9.4 75 13.7
Gallus gallus 11 3.5 3 4.7 1 1.9 0 0 17 3.1
Meleagris gallopavo 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.2
Total no. of birds 73 23.2 5 7.8 3 5.7 3 9.4 93 17.0
Humans
Homo sapiens 143 45.5 12 18.8 19 35.8 15 46.9 224 40.9
Non-human mammals
Bos taurus 71 22.6 41 64.1 25 47.2 6 18.8 171 31.2
Canis lupus 17 5.4 3 4.7 3 5.7 3 9.4 29 5.3
Capreolus capreolus 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.2
Equus asinus 0 0 1 1.6 0 0 3 9.4 7 1.3
 Chiroptera 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 2 6.3 3 0.5
Ovis aries 6 1.9 2 3.1 2 3.8 0 0 16 2.9
Rattus norvegicus 0 0 0 0 1 1.9 0 0 1 0.2
Sus scrofa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.2
Total no. of non-human mammals 96 30.6 47 73.4 31 58.5 14 43.8 229 41.8
Reptiles
Kachuga spp. 2 0.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.4
Total 314   64   53   32   548  
  1. Abbreviation: n number of specimens