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Table 3 Mean numbers of three microlepidopteran larvae/panicle ± standard error recorded on various developmental stages of sorghum panicles during three successive season of 2016–2018

From: Insect fauna of pests and their natural enemies inhabiting sorghum-panicles in Egypt

SeasonsPanicle stagesPyroderces simplexCryptoblabes gnidiellaEublemma gayneriTotal microlepidoptera
2016Half-bloomRepresented by one larvae of C. gnidiella/10 plants
Soft dough I6.5 ± 2.31.3 ± 1.136.6 ± 2.1214.4 ± 5.49
Soft dough II4.1 ± 0.612.1 ± 0.269.5 ± 1.9715.7 ± 1.77
Hard dough15.4 ± 1.812.3 ± 0.41.6 ± 0.2119.3 ± 1.96
Physiological maturity I16.6 ± 2.484.2 ± 1.3812.7 ± 3.8533.5 ± 2.23
Physiological maturity II8.7 ± 0.791.5 ± 0.262.3 ± 0.6512.5 ± 0.95
Mean10.262.286.5419.08
LSD5.102.596.819.16
2017Half-bloomRepresented by one larvae of C. gnidiella/10 plants
Soft dough I4.6 ± 0.88 ± 0.667.8 ± 0.8220.4 ± 1.36
Soft dough II6.9 ± 1.092.7 ± 0.653.4 ± 1.2313 ± 1.64
Hard dough3.6 ± 0.842.2 ± 0.313.6 ± 0.599.4 ± 0.98
Physiological maturity I10.9 ± 1.565.7 ± 1.051.8 ± 0.4218.4 ± 2.03
Physiological maturity II15.3 ± 1.561.4 ± 0.211.2 ± 0.3717.9 ± 1.88
Mean8.263.575415.82
LSD3.721.712.24.32
2018Half-bloomNot represented
Soft dough I1.3 ± 0.492.1 ± 0.413 ± 0.476.4 ± 0.92
Soft dough II5.3 ± 1.568.8 ± 2.594.2 ± 0,8918.3 ± 3.27
Hard dough23.7 ± 8.0313.4 ± 4.539 ± 2.3646.1 ± 8.39
Physiological maturity I17.3 ± 4.545.7 ± 1.556 ± 1.4729 ± 6.57
Physiological maturity II25.1 ± 5.746.4 ± 1.282 ± 0.5733.5 ± 6.69
Mean14.547.285.6728.75
LSD14.517.583.5816.72