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Fig. 2 | Parasites & Vectors

Fig. 2

From: Time-of-day of blood-feeding: effects on mosquito life history and malaria transmission

Fig. 2

Blood feed timing. Daily flight activity of lab reared An. stephensi mated females (modified from [42]) showing that mosquito flight activity peaks after dusk (ZT12) with a second smaller peak before dawn (ZT0). Wild-caught mosquitoes also show this pattern, with slight variations to the size of the dusk peak depending on monsoon season [40, 41]. Shading represents timing of morning (orange) and evening (grey) blood meals in experiments 1–3. This placed the evening feeds during the mosquito’s active period and the morning feeds during the mosquito’s rest period

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