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Table 5 Ovarian development in virgin female Anopheles gambiae, collected from the field as pupae, dissected 24 to 48 hrs after feeding, according to the number of blood feeds taken.

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

Number of times fed Egg stage
I-IIe II III-IV V
1 32 0 0 0
2 25 17 2 6
3 2 2 0 10