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Table 1 Mosquito species caught across sites (n = 524)

From: Avian malaria prevalence and mosquito abundance in the Western Cape, South Africa

Mosquito species Sites present Summer Winter Total catch
Culex Culex
Culex culex pipiens complex$* 9 44 2 46
C. c. theileri * 9 20 5 25
C. c. univitattus * 6 14 6 20
C. c. decens 4 6 0 6
C. c. chorleyi 2 3 0 3
C. c. andersoni bwana 1 1 0 1
C. c. simpsoni 1 1 0 1
Total   92 13 105 (67%)
Culex culiciomyia
C. culiciomyia cinerellus 1 1 0 1
Total   1 0 1 (0.6%)
Culex eumelanomyia
C. eumelanomyia inconspicuosus 4 6 1 7
C. e. simpliforceps 6 16 1 17
Total   22 2 24 (15%)
Culiseta
Culiseta allotheobaldia longeareolata * 8 8 2 10
Total   8 2 10 (6%)
Anopheles
Anopheles coustani 1 11 0 11
A. squamous 1 1 1 2
Total   12 1 13 (8%)
Toxorhyncites
Toxorhyncites toxorhyncites brevipalpis 2 2 0 2
Total   2 0 2 (1%)
Aedes
Aedes aedimorphus albocephalus 1 1 0 1
Total   1 0 1 (0.6%)
Unknown (unidentifiable/missing parts/immature)
   352 16 368
Grand Total   490 (94%) 34 (6%) 524
  1. Names in bold indicate the mosquito genera identified. Generic prevalence is indicated in brackets; known vectors are denoted by *. $The Culex culex pipiens complex includes Culex c. pipiens and C. quinquefasciatus which are often indistinguishable from each other.