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Table 2 Mean densities ± SE different larvae of mosquitoes (per habitat type) along the Mara River

From: Spatial distribution and habitat characterization of mosquito species during the dry season along the Mara River and its tributaries, in Kenya and Tanzania

Taxa Drying streams *Other habitat types Open puddles Vegetated pools Rock pools Animal hoofprints Rivers
An. arabiensis 34.6 ± 23.8 12.31 ± 6.4 29.1 ± 12.1 8.8 ± 1.3 4.3 ± 0.2 4.1 ± 5.1 0.0
An. gambiae s.s. 27.4 ± 18.4 20.3 ± 5.0 26.2 ± 4.1 19.1 ± 3.6 0.0 2.1 ± 1.3 0.0
Cx. pipiens 12.2 ± 7.4 3.8 ± 0.8 16.2 ± 1.4 5.1 ± 0.9 0.0 4.6 ± 1.5 0.0
An. coustani 20.3 ± 9.7 48.2 ± 8.7 1.0 ± 0.4 11.0 ± 4.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Cx. quinquefasciatus 20.2 ± 7.6 27.2 ± 0.2 18.1 ± 8.0 22.1 ± 0.1 0.3 ± 0.2 0.1 ± 0.1 0.0
An. funestus group 0.9 ± 1.2 0.0 0.0 5.6 ± 1.5 0.0 0. 0 0.0
An. pharoensis 2.1 ± 0.1 5.2 ± 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
An. azamiae 0.0 0.1 ± 0.1 0.2 ± 0.1 <0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
An. christyi 0.3 ± 0.1 0.3 ± 0.1 0.0 <0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
An. maculipalpis 0.0 <1.0 26.3 ± 11.4 0.1 ± 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
An. ardenis 0.0 0.0 2.2 ± 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
An. sergentii 1.4 ± 0.4 2.3 ± 0.1 0.1 ± 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
An. faini 0.0 0.0 3.4 ± 1.4 1.6 ± 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Aedes spp. 0.0 0.0 < 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
  1. The numbers of mosquitoes were higher in the drying streams followed by isolated swamp by the river. Except for only two An. coustani caught in the river environment, none of the mosquito larvae species was sampled from the main Mara River