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Table 4 Origin of blood meals identified through DNA barcode analysis of eight species of Culicoides from two aquatic ecosystems in northern Spain between 2018 and 2019

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

Culicoides Number Avian hostsa Mammalian hostsa
Subgenus Species
Avaritia C. obsoletus 2 Sylvia atricapilla (1) Bos taurus (1)
Oecacta C. griseidorsum 15 Cervus elaphus (10), Sus scrofa (5)
C. alazanicus 11 Oriolus oriolus (1), Parus major (1), Pica pica (1), Cettia cetti (1), Carduelis carduelis (1), Turdus merula (3), Turdus philomelos (1), Sylvia atricapilla (1), Columba palumbus (1)
C. festivipennis 7 Oriolus oriolus (1), Emberiza cirlus (1), Parus major (1), Pica pica (1), Sylvia atricapilla (1), Pyrrhula pyrrhula (1), Prunella modularis (1)
C. kibunensis 7 Sylvia atricapilla (3), Turdus merula (2), Chloris chloris (1), Hippolais polyglotta (1)
C. poperinghensis 5 Cervus elaphus (4), Sus scrofa (1)
C. clastrieri 5 Sylvia atricapilla (2), Turdus merula (1), Columba palumbus (1),
Parus major (1)
C. duddingstoni 1 Carduelis carduelis (1)
Total 8 53 14 3
  1. aNumber of hosts are given in parentheses