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Table 2 Breeding sites of potential malaria vector species

From: Updated occurrence and bionomics of potential malaria vectors in Europe: a systematic review (2000–2021)

Mosquito species Total number of reported breeding sites Lagoons, brackish waters Marshes, swamps, ponds, overflow rivers Puddles, pools, pits Irrigation channels Rice fields Artificial containers
An. atroparvus 32 6 (18.7) 6 (18.7) 4 (12.5) 7 (21.9) 8 (25.0) 1 (3.1)
An. hyrcanus s.l 17   12 (70.6)    5 (29.4)  
An. labranchiae 12 1 (8.3) 2 (16.7) 2 (16.7) 4 (33.3) 3 (25.0)  
An. maculipennis s.s. 31   11 (35.5) 6 (19.3) 9 (29.0) 4 (12.9) 1 (3.3)
An. messeae/daciae 24   12 (50.0) 4 (16.7) 5 (20.8) 2 (8.3) 1 (4.2)
An. plumbeus 23   1 (4.3) 7 (30.4)    15 (65.2)
An. sacharovi 19 2 (10.5) 8 (42.1) 1 (5.3) 6 (31.6) 2 (10.5)  
An. superpictus 4   2 (50.0)   2 (50.0)   
  1. Data presented in table are the number (and percentage) of types of reported breeding sites as reported in the retrieved literature (January 2000–September 2021)