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Table 5 Developmental stages of Mansonella perstans recovered from Culicoides fed on a microfilaraemic donor and reared in the laboratory for 12 days following infection

From: Update on the biology and ecology of Culicoides species in the South-West region of Cameroon with implications on the transmission of Mansonella perstans

Species No. collected No. dissected No. positive (prevalence) Larval output
Total no. of L3 recovered Head Thorax Abdomen L3/fly
  L1 L2 L3 L1 L2 L3 L1 L2 L3  
C. inornatipennis 108 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. fulvithorax 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. grahamii 373 194 5 (1.3a, 2.6b) 7 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 0.04
C. milnei 1553 807 333 (21.4a, 41.3b) 584 0 0 440 0 8 60 0 14 84 1.75
C. neavei 62 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2100 1091 (51.9) 338 (16.1a, 31.0b) 591 0 7 444 0 8 63 0 14 84 0.54
  1. aPrevalence of infection among collected engorged flies
  2. bPrevalence of infection among dissected engorged flies