Skip to main content

Table 1 Relative seasonal abundance of Culicoides tainanus and C. jacobsoni in light traps set in a cattle shed in Shizong, Yunnan Province, China between May and December 2020

From: Isolation of Tibet Orbivirus from Culicoides jacobsoni (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae) in China

Datea Weatherb Temperature (°C) Number of biting midges collected (%)
All specimens Culicoides tainanus Culicoides jacobsoni
20 May Cloudy/sunny 19–29 394 226 (57.4) 0 (0)
25 May Overcast/light rain 12–23 1330 291 (21.9) 2 (0.2)
05 June Overcast/light rain 17–28 275 78 (28.4) 0 (0)
09 June Cloudy/light rain 17–24 1756 644 (36.7) 2 (0.1)
17 June Overcast 18–25 924 301 (32.6) 9 (1.0)
07 July Cloudy/light rain 19–27 10 2 (20.0) 0 (0)
14 July Overcast 17–26 203 61 (30.0) 26 (12.8)
21 July Cloudy 17–23 282 102 (36.2) 6 (2.1)
28 July Sunny/light rain 14–25 19 5 (26.3) 7 (36.8)
04 August Light rain 17–24 1894 487 (25.7) 213 (11.2)
12 August Overcast/light rain 18–26 416 43 (10.3) 16 (3.8)
08 September Cloudy/shower 17–24 1847 343 (18.6) 178 (9.6)
15 September Shower ND 2057 38 (1.8) 19 (0.9)
22 September Shower/light rain ND 954 91 (9.5) 222 (23.3)
28 September Shower ND 401 50 (12.5) 93 (23.2)
13 October Cloudy ND 245 24 (9.8) 32 (13.1)
20 October Light rain ND 1788 674 (37.7) 101 (5.6)
27 October Cloudy/light rain ND 1723 601 (34.9) 31 (1.8)
03 November Light rain ND 270 65 (24.1) 37 (13.7)
18 November Cloudy/sunny ND 507 358 (70.6) 21 (4.1)
02 December Light rain ND 461 404 (87.6) 3 (0.7)
11 December Cloudy ND 493 389 (78.9) 3 (0.6)
20 December Sleet ND 21 18 (85.7) 0 (0)
Total    18,270 5295 (29.0%) 1021 (5.6%)
  1. ND the data were not detected
  2. aColllection date
  3. bThe weather on the dates traps were set and midges collected