Table 1 Recovery rates of SARS-CoV-2 in mosquitoes receiving intrathoracic injection.

From: SARS-CoV-2 failure to infect or replicate in mosquitoes: an extreme challenge

Species Inoculum Time (days post infection)
0* 1 3 7 10 14
Ae. aegypti Mock** 0.0% (0/6) 0.0% (0/3) 0.0% (0/5) 0.0% (0/5) 0.0% (0/6) 0.0% (0/5)
SARS-CoV-2 83.3% (5/6) 0.0% (0/17) 0.0% (0/17) 0.0% (0/24) 0.0% (0/26) 0.0% (0/27)
Ae. albopictus Mock** 0.0% (0/6) 0.0% (0/4) 0.0% (0/2) 0.0% (0/4) 0.0% (0/2) 0.0% (0/5)
SARS-CoV-2 83.3% (5/6) 7.1% (1/14) 0.0% (0/15) 0.0% (0/20) 0.0% (0/21) 0.0% (0/32)
Cx. quinquefasciatus Mock** 0.0% (0/3) 0.0% (0/1) N/A 0.0% (0/1) N/A 0.0% (0/1)
SARS-CoV-2 100.0% (3/3) 0.0% (0/17) 0.0% (0/17) 0.0% (0/25) 0.0% (0/28) 0.0% (0/25)
  1. * Mosquitoes obtained at day 0 post infection were collected within 2 h from the time of intrathoracic injection.
  2. ** All mock control groups of mosquitoes received Leibovitz’s L-15 media.