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Table 2 Aedes species, collection site, and host identified through sequencing of partial cytochrome b gene

From: Aedes species (Diptera: Culicidae) ecological and host feeding patterns in the north-eastern parts of South Africa, 2014–2018

Aedes species Location Host blood meal
Ae. aegypti Kyalami, KNP-SHI Domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus), northern puffback (Dryoscopus gambensis)
Ae. aurovenatus KNP-SHI African buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
Ae. circumluteolus Jozini Cattle (Bos taurus)
Ae. dentatus Kyalami Horse (Equus caballus)
Ae. dentatus group Benoni Cattle (Bos taurus)
Ae. durbanensis Jozini Cattle (Bos taurus), goat (Capra hircus), sheep (Ovis aries)
Ae. eritreae/karooensis Vulpro Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus), nyala (Tragelaphus angasii), human (Homo sapiens)
Ae. fowleri Lapalala White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), impala (Aepyceros melampus)
Ae. hirsutus Marakele, KNP-Mal, KNP-Sat White rhinoceros, blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), African buffalo, impala
Ae. leesoni/alboventralis KNP-SHI African buffalo, bushbuck, impala, kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
Ae. mcintoshi Mnisi, Lapalala, Marakele, Vulpro Cattle, hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), white rhinoceros, human, kudu, bushbuck, Cape vulture (Gyps coprotheres), blue wildebeest
Ae. ochraceus KNP-Sat and KNP-SHI African buffalo, impala
Ae. pachyurus Benoni, Roodeplaat, Kyalami Cattle, human, goat, common duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia), domestic dog (Canis lupus)
Ae. quasiunivittatus Boschkop, Mnisi, Lapalala, KNP-Mal Sheep, cattle, hippopotamus, white rhinoceros
Ae. vittatus Mnisi, Lapalala Cattle, human, waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
Aedes spp Mnisi, Marakele Impala
  1. Ae Aedes, KNP Kruger National Park, SHI Shingwedzi, Mal Malelane, Sat Satara