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Table 1 Maximum-likelihood estimates from logistic regressions of the proportion of Bemisia tabaci eggs and third instar nymphs eaten by Orius albidipennis on initial prey density

From: Functional response of the predatory species Orius albidipennis Reuter (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) to two life stages of Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)

Developmental stage Type Coefficient Estimate SE Chi-Squared value P value
Third nymphal instar III Constant − 0.1938 0.6407 0.09 0.07623
Linear 0.1083 0.1150 0.89 0.03464
Quadratic − 0.00184 0.00592 0.10 0.07559
Cubic − 0.00003 0.92 × 10−4 0.08 0.07711
Egg II Constant 0.5908 0.6447 0.84 0.03595
Linear − 0.0719 0.1157 0.39 0.05344
Quadratic 0.00837 0.00597 1.96 0.01613
Cubic − 0.000119 0.93 × 10−4 4.05 0.0443