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Table 1 Reproductive parameters of H. variegata when fed on aphid, A. craccivora, infested on four host plants

From: Demographic parameters of the predaceous ladybird, Hippodamia variegata (Goeze), on the aphid species, Aphis craccivora (Koch), reared on four host plants

Host plants Pre-oviposition period (days ± S.E.) Oviposition period (days ± S.E.) Fecundity (eggs per female ± S.E.) Egg viability (%)
Dolichos lablab 3.50 ± 0.22c (3–5) 45.70 ± 1.86a (35–54) 915.50 ± 23.16a (821–1064) 94.73 ± 0.55a (91.45–97.25)
Vigna unguiculata 3.40 ± 0.22c (3–5) 42.20 ± 1.50ab (39–50) 923.50 ± 22.57a (800–1062) 94.32 ± 0.77a (88.51–96.25)
Cajanus cajan 4.80 ± 0.29b (3–6) 39.00 ± 1.90b (30–49) 755.80 ± 22.42b (643–846) 83.54 ± 1.67b (75.62–91.13)
Renunculus sceleratus 8.40 ± 0.31a (7–10) 25.20 ± 1.53c (18–32) 337.30 ± 16.66c (229–440) 71.97 ± 1.86c (64.03–79.48)
F value 79.09* 165.50* 66.42* 27.54*
  1. Different letters denote significance within the distribution. Range of each reproductive parameter has been provided in parentheses
  2. *P < 0.0001; df = 3, 36; Tukey’s range = 3.80880