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Table 4 Comparison of T. absoluta life span treated as second instar larvae by LC50 values of B. thuringiensis or B. bassiana

From: Microbial biopesticides affected age-stage life table of the tomato leaf miner, Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera – Gelechiidae)

Biopesticides Life span
Male
Mean ± SE (range)
Female
Mean ± SE (range)
B. thuringiensis 9.48 ± 0.44a (7–11) 10.75 ± 0.41a (9–12)
B. bassiana 9.63 ± 0.48a (7–12 10.8 ± 0.33a (9–12)
Control 11.17 ± 0.32b (9–12) 13.2 ± 0.26b (12–15)
F(df) 8.88 (2,25) 33.51 (2,30)
P value 0.023 0.012
  1. Means followed by the same letter, in the same column, are not significantly different (P > 0.05)