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Table 2 Culicoides biting midges collected at two aquatic ecosystems in northern Spain with sweep nets between 2018 and 2019

From: Culicoides species community composition and feeding preferences in two aquatic ecosystems in northern Spain

Culicoides species Sweep net
Salburua Urdaibai Totala
♂♀ % ♂♀ % ♂♀ %
C. albihalteratus 1 4 5 25.0 0 0 0 0 5 17.9
C. griseidorsum 1 4 5 25.0 0 0 0 0 5 17.9
C. obsoletus/C. scoticus 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 50.0 4 14.3
C. festivipennis 1 1 2 10.0 1 0 1 12.5 3 10.7
C. poperinghensis 0 3 3 15.0 0 0 0 0 3 10.7
C. alazanicus 0 2 2 10.0 0 0 0 0 2 7.1
C. puncticollisb 0 2 2 10.0 0 0 0 0 2 7.1
C. kibunensis 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 12.5 1 3.6
C. maritimus 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 12.5 1 3.6
C. pallidicornis 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 12.5 1 3.6
Not identified 0 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 0 1 3.6
Total 3 17 20   2 6 8   28  
Sc    6     5   11  
  1. All identifications were based on morphometric analysis
  2. aThe percentage of each species in the total catch
  3. bFirst record for the Basque Country region
  4. cSpecies richness