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Table 4 Larvae and adult Anophele s mosquitoes collected from various breeding sites in Misrak-Meskan and Mirab-Meskan localities in Butajira highland fringe area from October to December, 2006 and from April to May, 2007

From: Malaria prevalence pattern observed in the highland fringe of Butajira, Southern Ethiopia: A longitudinal study from parasitological and entomological survey

Larvae collection Study locality Average An. gambiae s.l An. christyi Total
    Altitude (a.s.l) Oct-Dec Apr-May Oct-Dec Apr-May  
  Excavations Ditches Misrak-Meskan 2100 m 23(18.2) 21 (16.7) 44(34.9) 38(30.2) 126 (20.9)
   Mirab-Meskan 2280 m 5 (16.7) 4 (13.3) 14 (46.7) 7(23.3) 30 (5.0)
Breeding site Rain pools Misrak-Meskan 2100 m 0 35(53.8) 0 30(46.2) 65 (10.8)
   Mirab-Meskan 2280 m 0 28 (62.2) 0 17 (37.8) 45 (7.5)
  Stream margins Misrak-Meskan 2100 m 0 0 17 (100.00) 0 17 (2.8)
   Mirab-Mskan 2280 m 0 0 0 0 0
  Swamps Mirab-Meskan 2100 m 0 0 143 (74.2) 55 (27.8) 198 (32.9)
   Mirab-Meskan 2280 m 0 0 55 (45.5) 66 (54.5) 121(20.1)
Total 28 (4.7) 88(14.6) 273 (45.3) 213 (35.4) 602(100.0)
Adult collection Anopheles        
  Misrak-Meskan Indoors 2100 m 6(28.6) 8(34.8) 3(25.0) 3(12.5) 20 (25.0)
   Outdoors 2100 m 8(38.1) 6(26.1) 2 (16.7) 7(29.2) 23(28.8)
  Mirab-Meskan Indoors 2280 m 4(19.0) 3(13.0) 2(16.7) 5 (20.8) 14(17.5)
   Outdoors 2280 m 3(14.3.0) 6 (26.1) 5(41.7) 9 (37.5) 23(28.8)
   Total   21(26.3) 23(28.8) 12(15.0) 24 (30.0) 80 (100.0)