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Table 5 Oviposition periods and fecundity (mean ± SE) of T. absoluta 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)

Parameters (Mean ± SE) F(df) P value
Control B .thuringiensis B. bassiana
Pre-oviposition period (day) 2.4 ± 0.13 a 2.13 ± 0.13 a 2 ± 0.1 a 2.84(2,32) 0.294
Oviposition period (day) 8.93 ± 0.23 a 7.85 ± 0.24 b 7.5 ± 0.31 b 9.34(2,32) 0.045
Post-oviposition period (day) 1.67 ± 0.21 a 0.5 ± 0.02 b 0.3 ± 0.02 b 21.9(2,32) < 0.0001
Fecundity (no.) 202.4 ± 3.95 a 146.87 ± 4.4 b 134.4 ± 7.34 b 53.18(2,32) 0.018
Daily ovipositional rate 22.78 ± 0.55 a 18.46 ± 1.1 b 18.07 ± 1.03 b 11.16 (2,32) 0.033
  1. Means followed by the same letter, in the same row, are not significantly different (P > 0.05)