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Table 5 The proportion of parous mosquitoes within the Anopheles farauti population in Lata and Pala villages, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands, calculated from hourly mosquito collections during 2008 and 2010.

From: Bionomics of the malaria vector Anopheles farauti in Temotu Province, Solomon Islands: issues for malaria elimination

Hour Pre-intervention Post-intervention
Lata Oct 2008 Pala Oct 2008 Pala Apr 2010 Pala Dec 2010
6-7 pm 0.24 0.28 0.33 0.39
7-8 pm 0.39 0.40 0.36 0.45
8-9 pm 0.34 0.31 0.34 0.22
9-10 pm 0.36 0.48 0.40 0.46
10-11 pm 0.40 0.51 0.46 0.40
11-12 pm 0.52 0.48 0.56 0.50
12-1 am 0.39 0.43 0.50 0.50
1-2 am 0.66 0.45 0.53 0.50
2-3 am 0.47 0.47 0.52 0.44
3-4 am 0.60 0.26 0.49 0.20
4-5 am 0.45 0.51 0.58 0.44
5-6 am 0.62 0.48 0.64 NA
Overall parity 0.41 0.42 0.43 0.43
Daily survival ( p ) 0.700 0.707 0.713 0.713
Total mosquitoes ( n ) 842 1,218 645 343
  1. Heterogeneity was noted in the proportion parous for An. farauti collected 6-7 pm as compared to the other hours of the night in Lata and Pala during Oct 2008 (χ2 = 5.67, P > 0.05).