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Table 3 Species and abundance of Culicoides trapped at each zoo across the sampling sites

From: Culicoides species composition and molecular identification of host blood meals at two zoos in the UK

SpeciesLondon Zoo (% total)Whipsnade Zoo (% total)Total (% total)
C. obsoletus/C. scoticus (female)3972 (68.9)4173 (71.0)8145 (69.9)
C. obsoletus (male)24 (0.4)72 (1.2)96 (0.8)
C. scoticus (male)28 (0.5)57 (1.0)85 (0.7)
C. dewulfi (total)138 (2.4)268 (4.6)406 (3.5)
C. chiopterus (total)105 (1.8)92 (1.6)197 (1.7)
C. pulicaris (total)222 (3.9)307 (5.2)529 (4.5)
C. punctatus (total)1152 (20.0)91 (1.5)1243 (10.7)
Other (total)123 (2.1)819 (13.9)942 (8.1)
Damaged (unidentified)4 (0.07)1 (0.02)5 (0.04)
Total5768588011,648