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Table 1. Haemoproteus and Plasmodium parasites detected in collected biting midges using a UV trap in Verkiai Regional Park

From: Culicoides biting midges involved in transmission of haemoproteids

Species of biting midge No. of investigated females No. of PCR positive insects Parasite species and genetic lineages detected
Culicoides festivipennis 6 0
C. impunctatus 20 1 Haemoproteus tartakovskyi (hSISKIN1)
C. kibunensis 11 6 Haemoproteus minutus (hTURDUS2, hTUPHI01), H. tartakovskyi (hSISKIN1), Plasmodium vaughani (pSYAT05)
Obsoletus Complex 128 0
C. pictipennis 21 1 Plasmodium circumflexum (pTURDUS1)
C. reconditus 14 0
C. segnis 24 4 Haemoproteus tartakovskyi (hSISKIN1), H. parabelopolskyi (hSYAT01), Haemoproteus pallidus (hCOLL2), Haemoproteus sp. (hTURDUS3)
C. fagineus 4 0
C. punctatus 4 0
In total 232 12