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Table 1 Model and simulation parameters

From: A malaria transmission-directed model of mosquito life cycle and ecology

Parameter Value used in simulations Source, notes
Habitat scalars Ktemp 1.25 × 109 for gambiae ss and 11.25 × 109 for arabiensis Fit to site-specific data through simulation
Habitat scalar Ksemi 6 × 108 for funestus Fit to site-specific data through simulation
Habitat time constants ktempdecay and τsemi 0.05 (ktempdecay)
0.01/day (τsemi)
Fit through simulation
Larval development Arrhenius parameters a1, a2 8.42 × 1010, 8.3 × 103 Fit to traditional curve in [4]
Incubation period Arrhenius parameters a1, a2 1.17 × 1011, 8.4 × 103 Fit to traditional curve in [4]
Duration of immature 4 days Not a very sensitive parameter, given the habitat fit to adult population
Days between feeds 3 days 2-4 days [11]
Human blood index 0.95 for gambiae ss and funestus, variable for arabiensis [69]. The uncertain value for arabiensis is the focus of detailed analyses.
Indoor feeding To explore effects, gambiae and funestus were set as highly endophilic and arabiensis was varied  
Female eggs per female oviposition 100 A more accurate value would be closer to 80
Modification of egg batch size for infection 0.8  
Adult life expectancy 10 days [911]
Transmission modifier b 0.5 [58]
Mosquito infection modifier c 0.2 Will in reality depend on human infectiousness [36], here set to be uniform for simplicity
Human feeding mortality 0.1 Uncertain
Human feeding mortality for sporozoite positive 0.15 Uncertain