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Table 2 Age-specific net consumption rate (qx), daily mean consumption rate, and weighting coefficient of Anthocoris minki pistaciae fed with 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 Age-stage-specific net consumption rate (qx) Daily mean consumption rate Weighting coefficient
17 °C 26 °C 30 °C 17 °C 26 °C 30 °C 17 °C 26 °C 30 °C
Egg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1st nymphal instar 14.6 8.73 15.06 5.09 3.74 7.06 0.17 0.09 0.14
2nd nymphal instar 21.06 11.06 19.2 7.52 5.72 9.93 0.25 0.14 0.19
3rd nymphal instar 36.06 21.33 30.46 11.04 12.31 17.58 0.37 0.31 0.35
4th nymphal instar 59.13 33.8 49.26 16.74 17.48 29.56 0.56 0.44 0.59
5th nymphal instar 74.86 79.46 68.8 21.19 35.06 35.59 0.71 0.89 0.71
Adult male 267.8 223.93 265.26 21.71 23.99 32.88 0.73 0.61 0.65
Adult female 651.6 768.86 861.53 29.71 39.09 49.9 1 1 1
  1. qx—the age-stage-specific net consumption rate; daily mean consumption rate and weighting coefficient of different stage/sex of Anthocoris minki pistaciae feeding on the common pistachio psylla Agonoscena pistaciae at three different temperatures (17, 26, and 30 °C)