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Table 3 Wing length of female Anopheles gambiae collected in the sentinel light-trap and outdoor resting, Riboque, São Tomé, by physiological age.

From: 'A mate or a meal' – Pre-gravid behaviour of female Anopheles gambiae from the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, West Africa

Collection type Age class Number examined Mean wing length in mm (s.d.)
Light-trap Virgin 186 2.52 (0.18)
  Plug 185 2.57 (0.17)
  Plug-blood 28 2.60 (0.17)
  Null II 80 2.57 (0.17)
  Parous sac 457 2.59 (0.18)
  Parous no-sac 141 2.61 (0.19)
Resting Virgin – unfed 86 2.56 (0.16)
  Virgin – part fed 28 2.50 (0.16)
  Plug – part fed 16 2.66 (0.15)
  Plug – engorged 12 2.54 (0.15)
  Null – engorged 39 2.64 (0.16)
  Parous – engorged 64 2.60 (0.14)
  Gravid 100 2.58 (0.18)