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Table 1 Summary of Wolbachia infection percentages in Lepidoptera

From: Wolbachia in butterflies and moths: geographic structure in infection frequency

Category No. of populations No. of species No. of individuals
  n (I) n(I) n(I)
A. Host Taxonomy (Superfamily)
Bombycoidea 1(1.0) 1(1.0) 1(1.0)
Drepanoidea 1(1.0) 1(1.0) 1(1.0)
Gelechioidea 2(1.0) 1(1.0) 2(1.0)
Geometroidea 3(0.33) 3(0.33) 5(0.2)
Gracillarioidea 24(0.33) 20(0.35) 91(0.78)
Hepialoidea 1(1.0) 1(1.0) 4(1.0)
Lasiocampoidea 1(1.0) 1(1.0) 2(0.5)
Noctuoidea 29(0.34) 27(0.37) 129(0.42)
Papilionoidea 555(0.29) 224(0.39) 4137(0.42)
Pyraloidea 63(0.73) 19(0.78) 3013(0.19)
Tortricoidea 1(0.0) 1(0.0) 1(0.0)
Yponomeutoidea 11(0.36) 1(1.0) 306(0.05)
Total 692(0.35) 300*(0.43) 7689(0.33)
B. Host Geography (Continents)
Africa 21(0.71) 9(0.77) 999(0.47)
Asia 326(0.28) 137(0.55) 4407(0.22)
Australia 2(0.5) 2(1.0) 78(0.03)
Europe 202(0.15) 46(0.45) 728(0.53)
North America 42(0.83) 31(0.87) 557(0.40)
Oceania 8(0.87) 1(1.0) 821(0.55)
South America 1(0.0) 1(1.0) 10(0.0)
NC 90(0.1) 89(0.10) 89(0.09)
Total 692(0.35) 316a(0.45) 7689(0.33)
  1. n = total number; I = proportion infected; NC = Not calculated due to uncertainty of geographical location; a21 species were infected in some populations and not in others, we considered marking a species as infected if any of its populations contained infection. Sixteen species were sampled on more than one continent (details in Additional file 1: Table S1)