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Table 1 Species composition and abundance of mosquitoes collected from the study sites

From: Potential factors influencing lymphatic filariasis transmission in “hotspot” and “control” areas in Ghana: the importance of vectors

  Total number of mosquito species collected (2015–2016) Total number of mosquitoes collected (%) Species identified molecularly
District (hotspot/control) Region Anopheles gambiae Anopheles pharoensis Anopheles coustani Culex Species Mansonia uniformis Mansonia africana Aedes species
Ahanta West (hotspot) Western 18 880 36 4 1221 774 1660 9 22 584 (72.7) Anopheles coluzzii/Anopheles melas
Mpohor (control) Western 4603 10 3 81 61 19 7 4784 (15.4) Anopheles coluzzii
Kassena Nankana West (hotspot) Upper East 1239 4 13 879 9 3 44 2191 (7.1) Anopheles coluzzii/Anopheles arabiensis
Bongo (control) Upper East 826 4 2 626 3 2 42 1505 (4.9) Anopheles coluzzii/Anopheles arabiensis
  Total   31 064 (100)