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Table 2 Numbers of individuals of P.thysanopterus alive and killed by the predatory bug, M. moraguesi, over l00 infested leaves of F. nitida in the year 2016

From: Competition between two biocontrol agents attacking the thrips, Gynaikothips ficorum (Marchal) (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae), infesting the Cuban laurel, Ficus nitida Thunb., in Egypt

Case Jan   Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Alive 400   300 300 350 400 500 600 1200 1400 1700 800 450
Preyed 650   520 550 560 640 700 950 2100 2900 3000 1500 700
Total 1050   820 850 910 1040 1200 1550 3300 4300 4700 2300 1150
Predation rate 61.9   67.0 64.7 61.6 61.5 58.3 61.2 63.6 64.4 47.0 65.2 60.8