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Table 1 Bionomic parameter values of An. albimanus in Hispaniola extracted from the literature, and An. gambiae in Tanzania

From: Models of effectiveness of interventions against malaria transmitted by Anopheles albimanus

Parameter Symbol An. albimanus An. gambiae
Human blood index χ 5.4% [41]a 0.939 (see Additional file 2)
Biting rhythm   Table in Additional file 1 [Impoinvil, unpublished data] Pattern in Ulanga reported by Huho et al. [17]. See Fig. 2 and Additional file 4
Parous rate \(M\) 0.484 [42]b 0.623 (see Additional file 2)
Resting period duration \(\tau\) 3.5 days [42]c 3 days (see Additional file 2)
Sac rated \(A_{0}\) 0.405 [42] 0.313 (see Additional file 2)
  1. aThe human blood positivity rates (HBPR) for indoor (n: 1232), peridomestic (n: 466) and corral (n: 136) samples of An. albimanus were 13.3, 5.4 and 4.4%, respectively. The weighted average is 10.6%, but this is biased because most mosquitoes came from indoor collections. The unweighted average is 7.7%
  2. bBellevue site
  3. cTime required for a mosquito that has encountered a host to return to host-seeking, provided that the mosquito survives to search again. Molez et al. [43] found a mean for 3.5 days in parous females and 5.4 days in nulliparous females. In the model, which requires an integer value, 4 days was used
  4. dThe proportion of mosquito ovaries with sacs, used to indicate that oviposition occurred on the previous day, and hence used to estimate the duration of the oviposition interval