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Table 3 Characteristics of larval habitats for Anopheles species in Cordoba, Valle del Cauca and Nariño

From: Larval habitat characteristics of the main malaria vectors in the most endemic regions of Colombia: potential implications for larval control

Characteristic of larval habitats Cordoba Nariño Valle del Cauca
% ABM n = 15 % NTV n = 41 % TRI n = 37 % NEO n = 5 % ABM n = 34 % CAL n = 12 % NTV n = 77 % PPP n = 15 % NEO n = 7
Stability Temporary 27.3 22.2 5.6 60 30.3 16.7 28.6 33.3 28.6
Permanent 77.7 77.8 94.4 40 69.7 83.3 71.4 66.7 71.4
Type Excavation site 8.6 11.4 20 69.7 75 16.9 6.7
Fishpond 45.5 60 71.4 20 27.3 13.3
Lagoon 9.1 2.9 2.9 14.3
Stream 2.9 2.9 6.5 26.7
Puddle 36.4 22.9 5.7 60 24.2 16.7 46.8 46.7 71.4
Ditch 9.1 3 6.7
Other 2.9 5.7 3 8.3 2.6 14.3
Vegetation Present 100 100 100 100 95.9 88.2 96.6 100 92.9
Absent 4.1 11.8 3.4 7.1
Water flow Stagnant water 100 97.2 94.4 100 97.1 100 93.5 73.3 100
With movement 2.8 5.6 2.9 6.5 26.7
Water clarity Clear 18.2 11.1 11.4 72.7 75 51.9 73.3 57.1
Turbid 81.8 88.9 88.6 100 27.3 25 48.1 26.7 42.9
Use Drainage 16.7 3.4 3.2 6.7
Swimming pool 1.3 14.3
Animal 83.3 90.9 86.2 50 27.3 13.3  
Domestic 4.5 3.4 35.5 45.5
None 4.5 6.9 50 61.3 54.5 71.4 80 85.7
  1. ABM: An. albimanus, NTV: An. nuneztovari s.l., DAR: An. darlingi, TRI: An. triannulatus, PPP: An. pseudopunctipennis, NEO: An. neomaculipalpus, CAL: An. calderoni
  2. The larval habitats were sampled once in different months of the year