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Table 3 Frequency and percentage for each host-feeding group (birds, non-human mammals, humans and reptiles) for the four most abundant blood-fed mosquito species differentiated for the three used trapping methods

From: Host-feeding patterns of Culex mosquitoes in Iran

Mosquito species Host group Aspirator (n = 55) BG trap (n = 60) EVS trap (n = 30)
Culex perexiguus Bird 0 (0) 2 (13.3) 1 (100)
Human 5 (31.3) 10 (66.7) 0 (0)
Non-human mammal 11 (68.8) 3 (20.0) 0 (0)
Reptile 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Total 16 15 1
Culex pipiens pipiens f. pipiens Bird 13 (15.3) 58 (25.8) 2 (50.0)
Human 31 (36.5) 110 (48.9) 2 (50.0)
Non-human mammal 40 (47.1) 56 (24.9) 0 (0)
Reptile 1 (1.2) 1 (0.4) 0 (0)
Total 85 225 4
Culex sitiens Bird 2 (4.7) 0 (0) 1 (10.0)
Human 14 (32.6) 0 (0) 5 (50.0)
Non-human mammal 27 (62.8) 0 (0) 4 (40.0)
Reptile 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Total 43 0 10
Culex theileri Bird 2 (3.7) 3 (33.3) 0 (0)
Human 9 (16.7) 3 (33.3) 0 (0)
Non-human mammal 43 (79.6) 3 (33.3) 1 (100)
Reptile 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Total 54 9 1
  1. Abbreviation: n number of samplings