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Table 3 Sources of blood meals identified in mosquitoes collected in eastern Central Queensland

From: Identification of the source of blood meals in mosquitoes collected from north-eastern Australia

Common host name Host species Mosquito species Total blood meal sources identified
Cx. annuli Cx. quinque Cx. sitiens Man. uniformis Ae. vigilax Ae. vittiger Ae. notoscriptus
Human Homo sapiens 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mammals (39/54)
Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cattle Bos taurus 23 0 0 0 2 1 0
Brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deer Rusa timorensis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Horse Equus caballus 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
Pig Sus scrofa 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wallaby Macropus agilis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Carpet python Morelia spilota imbricata 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Reptile (1/54)
Butcher bird Cracticus torquatus 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 Birds (14/54)
Australian magpie Gymnorhina tibicen 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Australian raven Corvus coronoides 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Cuckoo Centropus bengalensis 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Fig bird Sphecotheres vieilloti 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heron Butorides striata 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proportion of mosquitoes with identified blood meal 39/5792 (0.67%) 4/11 (36%) 6/42 (14.2%) 1/36 (2.7%) 2/422 (0.47%) 1/76 (1.3%) 1/43 (2.3%)  
  1. Abbreviations: Ae., Aedes; Cx., Culex; Man., Mansonia; Cx., annuli, Culex annulirostris; Cx. quinque, Culex quinquefasciatus