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Table 2 Estimated (mean ± SE) searching efficiency (a) and handling time (Th) of O. albidipennis female on eggs and third nymphal stages of B. tabaci

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

Developmental stage Parameters Estimate Asymptotic SE Asymptotic 95% CI T/Th R 2
     Lower Upper   
Third nymphal instar Constant (b) 0.0069 0.000612 0.00598 0.00842 23.20 0.9551
  T h 1.034 0.0314 0.9519 1.0772   
Egg a 0.0723 0.00693 0.0506 0.0782 68.39 0.997
  T h 0.3509 0.0975 0.1667 0.5548