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Table 1 Mean consumption capacity, C0, and Qp of Anthocoris minki pistaciae fed on Agonoscena pistaciae at three different temperatures under laboratory conditions

From: Predation by Anthocoris minki pistaciae Wagner (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) on Agonoscena pistaciae Burckhardt and Lauterer (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) at different temperatures

Developmental stage 17 °C 26 °C 30 °C
N Mean ± SE* N Mean ± SE N Mean ± SE
Egg 15 0 15 0 15 0
1st nymphl instar 15 14.6 ± 0.46b 15 8.73 ± 0.27c 15 15.07 ± 0.21a
2nd nymphl instar 14 22.57 ± 0.44a 14 11.86 ± 0.54c 14 20.57 ± 0.4b
3rd nymphl instar 14 38.64 ± 0.69a 13 24.62 ± 0.29c 13 35.15 ± 0.27b
4th nymphl instar 14 63.36 ± 0.74a 13 39 ± 0.45c 13 56.85 ± 0.36b
5th nymphl instar 14 80.21 ± 4.96b** 13 91.69 ± 1.01a 13 79.38 ± 0.64b
Total nymphal stage 15 205.73 ± 14.34a 15 154.4 ± 14.63c 15 182.8 ± 16.64b
Adult male 5 803.4 ± 22.8b 4 839.75 ± 95.26b 4 994.75 ± 11.95a
Adult female 9 1086 ± 15.27c 9 1281.44 ± 31.63b 9 1435.89 ± 27.09a
Adult mean 14 985.07 ± 39.49c 13 1145.54 ± 67.99b 13 1300.15 ± 61.38a
Net predation rate (C0) 1125.32 ± 84.28b 1147.22 ± 127.5b 1309.13 ± 140.43a
Transformation rate (Qp) 36.45 ± 7.97b 39.05 ± 7.1b 54. 67 ± 10.67a
  1. Mean consumption capacity—mean number (± SE) of nymphs of Agonoscena pistaciae eaten by different stage/sex of Anthocoris minki pistaciae; C0—the net predation rate; Qp—the transformation rate from prey population to predator offspring at three different temperatures (17, 26, and 30 °C)
  2. *The SEs were estimated using 10,000 bootstraps and compared by Tukey’s test (comparison of 95% CI)
  3. **Within rows, values followed by the same letters do not significantly different.
  4. a,b,cRepresent quantities’ numbers. aShows the highest level of significance. cShows the lowest level of significance