Table 2: Mean percentage of female mosquitoes that fed with different blood types, blood feeding rates, their egg laying efficiency, egg hatching rate, and the results of General Linear Modelling (number of replicates [] = 5).

Type of bloodNumber of femalesNumber of blood fed femalesBlood feeding rate (%)FecundityEgg laying efficiency/oviposition rateNumber of eggs hatchedEgg hatching rate (%)

Cattle300270 ± 2.89
(267.11–272.89)
89.67 ± 0.96
(88.71–90.63)
4196 ± 39.10
(4156.90–4235.10)
15.54 ± 0.31
(15.23–15.85)
3904 ± 26.30
(3877.70–3930.30)
93.04 ± 0.25
(92.79–93.29)
Human300292 ± 2.93
(289.07–294.93)
97.33 ± 0.99
(96.34–98.32)
4336 ± 45.25
(4290.75–4381.25)
14.85 ± 0.39
(14.46–15.24)
4064 ± 40.9
(4023.10–4104.9)
93.73 ± 0.75
(92.98–94.48)
Chicken300239 ± 2.73
(236.27–241.73)
79.67 ± 0.91
(78.76–80.58)
3034 ± 34.90
(2999.10–3068.9)
12.69 ± 0.28
(12.41–12.97)
2681 ± 33.70
(2647.30–2714.7)
88.39 ± 2.65
(85.74–91.04)

Note. Values are mean ± SE, range in parenthesis. Different superscript letters in a column show significant differences () as suggested by General Linear Modelling followed by Tukey’s HSD (Honest Significant Difference) test, at 95% level of significance.