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Table 3 Number of blood-meal sources of engorged anopheline species

From: Composition of Anopheles mosquitoes, their blood-meal hosts, and Plasmodium falciparum infection rates in three islands with disparate bed net coverage in Lake Victoria, Kenya

Study area Species n Vertebrate host
Human Chicken Sheep Cow Goat Pig Frog Rat Dog Bird UN
Mageta An. gambiae s.s. 310 236.5a 9a 1 25.5a 4a 2 1 5 6 1 19
  An. arabiensis 40 26a 1 4 7a 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
  An. funestus s.s. 16 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
  An. coustani 8 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Total (%) 374 278.5a (74.47%) 10a (2.67%) 5 (1.34%) 39.5a (10.56%) 4a (1.07%) 2 (0.53%) 1 (0.27%) 5 (1.34%) 6 (1.60%) 1 (0.27%) 22 (5.88%)
Magare An. gambiae s.s. 7 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
  An. arabiensis 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
  An. funestus s.s. 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
  An. coustani 8 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
  Total (%) 25 10 (40%) 0 0 8 (32%) 0 0 0 1 (4%) 0 0 6 (24%)
Ngodhe An. gambiae s.s. 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  An. arabiensis 9 7.5a 0 0 1.5a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  An. funestus s.s. 5 2a 0 0 3a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Total (%) 17 12.5a (73.53%) 0 0 4.5a (26.47%) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   416 297 10 5 53 4 2 2 6 6 1 27
  1. n: numbers of engorged anophelines analysed; UN: numbers of blood-meals whose sources identification was not successful
  2. aInclude mixed anophelines blood-meals