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Table 1 Number (n) and percentage (%) of sand flies collected indoors and outdoors in the surveyed indigenous villages (V1–V3) in Pesqueira, Pernambuco, Brazil, from March 2015 to March 2016, according to species and sex. Sex ratio (female:male) is also provided

From: Home sweet home: sand flies find a refuge in remote indigenous villages in north-eastern Brazil, where leishmaniasis is endemic

Species Indoor Outdoor
Female Male Total Sex ratio Female Male Total Sex ratio
n % n % n % n % n % n %
Micropygomyia capixaba 46 59.0 3 3.8 49 62.8 15.3 24 30.8 5 6.4 29 37.2 4.8
Evandromyia evandroi 5 7.8 1 1.6 6 9.4 5.0 53 82.8 5 7.8 58 90.6 10.6
Micropygomyia villelai 4 11.1 10 27.8 14 38.9 0.4 16 44.4 6 16.7 22 61.1 2.7
Nyssomyia intermedia a 3 3.4 12 13.5 15 16.9 0.3 34 38.2 40 44.9 74 83.1 0.9
Evandromyia lenti 18 5.8 30 9.7 48 15.6 0.6 72 23.4 188 61.0 260 84.4 0.4
Lutzomyia longipalpis a 25 10.9 46 20.0 71 30.9 0.5 50 21.7 109 47.4 159 69.1 0.5
Migonemyia migonei a 438 9.2 620 13.0 1058 22.3 0.7 1272 26.8 2423 51.0 3695 77.7 0.5
Evandromyia sallesi 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 nc 2 66.7 1 33.3 3 100.0 2.0
Micropygomyia schreiberi 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 nc 3 100.0 0 0.0 3 100.0 nc
Sciopemyia sordellii 0 0.0 7 24.1 7 24.1 0.0 9 31.0 13 44.8 22 75.9 0.7
Micropygomyia trinidadensis 10 21.3 6 12.8 16 34.0 1.7 16 34.0 15 31.9 31 66.0 1.1
Total 549 42.8 735 57.2 1284 22.8 0.7 1551 35.6 2805 64.4 4356 77.2 0.6
  1. aProven vector species [24]
  2. Abbreviation: nc, not calculated