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Table 1 Females of Simulium turgaicum complex captured in Aras River Basin, Iran, and tested for Dirofilaria spp. infection

From: Molecular detection of Dirofilaria spp. and host blood-meal identification in the Simulium turgaicum complex (Diptera: Simuliidae) in the Aras River Basin, northwestern Iran

Village Ecotope (n) No. of collected specimens No. of specimens used for filer detection (%) No. of infected (%) Dirofilaria species GenBank ID
Deim-Qarloujeh Irrigation canals in rural areas (n = 513) 513 220 (43) 1 (0.45) D. repens MT052019
Gholibaiglou Lands along the Aras River (n = 57), rice and alfalfa fields (n = 43) 100 40 (40)
Gungormaz Lands along the Aras River (n = 75), humans and animals outdoors (n = 105) 180 60 (33) 1 (1.67) D. immitis MT052020
Hamrahlou Lands along the Aras River (n = 178), humans and animals outdoors (n = 142) 320 100 (31)
Hasanlou Lands along the Aras River (n = 18), rice and alfalfa fields (n = 7) 25 10 (40)
Khetay Humans and animals outdoors (n = 396) 396 110 (28) 1 (0.91) D. immitis MT052023
Khomarlou Lands along the Aras River (n = 142) 142 50 (35) 1 (2) D. immitis MT052018
Larijan Lands along the Aras River (n = 72), humans and animals outdoors (n = 33) 105 50 (48) 1 (2) D. immitis MT052021
Parvizkhanlou Alfalfa field (n = 42) 42 30 (71)
Qarloujeh Rice and alfalfa fields (n = 453), humans and animals outdoors (n = 478) 931 290 (31) 1 (0.34) D. immitis MT052022
Total 2754 960 (35) 6 (0.625)
  1. Note: The data on the males of S. turgaicum (s.l.) and the remaining 3% collected blackflies are not shown here
  2. Abbreviation: n, total number of specimens