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Table 1 The total number and type of mosquitoes captured by the human landing catch (HLC), small size mosquito electrocuting trap (MET-SH), large size mosquito electrocuting trap baited with human (MET-LH, large size mosquito electrocuting trap baited with cow (MET-LC)

From: Mosquito electrocuting traps for directly measuring biting rates and host-preferences of Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestus outdoors

Species Capture method
HLC MET-SH MET-LH MET-LC Total catch %
Anopheles spp.       
 Anopheles arabiensisa 1824 2331 5631 5536 15,322 39.8
 Anopheles funestus s.s. 116 227 304 109 756 2.0
 Anopheles rivulorum 55 38 49 136 278 0.7
 Anopheles leesoni 11 4 27 22 64 0.2
 Anopheles funestus s.l.b 115 277 359 217 968 2.5
 Anopheles coustani 923 328 713 1330 3294 8.6
 Anopheles ziemanni 258 220 472 896 1846 4.8
 Anopheles pharoensis 118 86 182 193 579 1.5
 Anopheles squamosus 63 61 145 805 1075 2.8
 Anopheles maculpalpis 5 0 1 0 6 0.01
 Anopheles wellcomei 87 66 153 300 606 1.6
Other mosquito spp.
 Culex spp. 1573 1012 4078 5673 12,336 32.0
 Mansonia spp. 375 242 433 267 1317 3.4
 Coquillettidia 7 21 32 12 72 0.2
 Aedes spp. 4 0 0 1 5 0.01
  1. aOriginally identified morphologically as An. gambiae s.l. and then confirmed to be 100% An. arabiensis by PCR (All 1644 successfully amplified specimens)
  2. bAn. funestus s.l. which could not be identified to species because did not amplify