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Table 2. Abundance of collected Culicoides biting midges and the presence of Haemoproteus and Plasmodium parasites in insects obtained from nest boxes at the Neris Regional Park and at the Biological Station Rybachy

From: Culicoides biting midges involved in transmission of haemoproteids

Species of biting midge Neris Regional Park Biological Station Rybachy
2017 2012 2018 2019
  N* P* (genetic lineage) N* P* (genetic lineage) N* P* (genetic lineage) N* P* (genetic lineage)
Culicoides festivipennis 19       4  
C. impunctatus 1     1   5  
C. kibunensis 66 2 (pSW2, pSGS1) 11 1 (hRB1) 17   7  
Obsoletus Complex 12   3     1  
C. pictipennis 7   8   59 5 (hTUPHI01) 3  
C. reconditus 1   14 1 (pSGS1) 2    
C. segnis 2 1 (hCWT4) 24 2 (hSISKIN1, hTURDUS2)    2  
C. subfascipennis 2        
C. sphagnumensis    2      
C. punctatus    1 1 (hTURDUS2)     
C. pallidicornis    1      
Culicoides sp. 17       1  
Total 127 3 64 5 79 5 23 0
  1. N* number of collected biting midges
  2. P* number of biting midges positive for Haemoproteus and Plasmodium parasites