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Table 1 Leucocytozoon lineages molecularly identified in blackflies of different species, captured close to raptor nests and their respective typical vertebrate hosts

From: Blood parasites in vectors reveal a united blackfly community in the upper canopy

Leucocytozoon lineageBlackfly speciesTypical host clade of Leucocytozoon lineageb
S. (N.) vernum*aS. (N.) lundstromiS. (E.) angustipesS. (E.) rubzovianumS. (E.) aureumS. (E.) petricolum
MTUR21     Turdus
NEVE014     Turdus
STUR12  2  Turdus
EUSE25     Turdus (H143, 99%)
SANG1c  1   Turdus (MTUR01, 95%)
SANG2c3 1   Turdus (TUFAL01, 94%)
COCOR031     Corvidae, Columbidae
COCOR091     Corvidae, Columbidae
COCOR12    1 Corvidae, Columbidae
COCOR13 131  Corvidae, Columbidae
GAGLA061     Corvidae
BUBT03 11   Buteo
BUTBUT033     Buteo
MILANS04  2   Accipitridae
ASOT061 1   Strigidae
STAL01   1  Strigidae
PARUS18   1  Paridae
PARUS20     1Paridae
Unidentified/mixed infection312    
Total infected25311511 
Not infected617241300 
  1. aS. vernum, S. naturale and S. cryophilum are indistinguishable based on the sequenced cox1 fragment and are treated together as S. (N) vernum*
  2. bTypical hosts of the respective Leucocytozoon lineage are derived from the MalAvi database [24]. Probable hosts of lineages known only from dipteran vectors are derived from BLAST matches. The genetically closest lineage with known vertebrate host and sequence similarity are indicated in parentheses
  3. cLineages described for the first time