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Table 5 Numerical response of predator A. biannulipes feeding on P. truncatus larvae at various densities

From: Population dynamics of the predator Alloeocranum biannulipes Montrouzier and Signoret (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) feeding on the larger grain borer, Prostephanus truncatus (Horn) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae), infesting cassava chips

Prey densityMean ± S.E./female
Prey consumedEggs laidEggs hatchedAdults
12.83 ± 0.40a25.00 ± 3.84a9.50 ± 2.95a7.33 ± 1.36a
24.33 ± 0.51b24.83 ± 1.83a8.00 ± 1.54a6.17 ± 1.94a
45.83 ± 0.98c26.83 ± 2.78a7.33 ± 1.63a4.17 ± 1.72a
66.67 ± 0.51cd27.00 ± 2.60a8.83 ± 1.72a6.17 ± 0.98a
87.50 ± 1.04de23.83 ± 5.11a6.17 ± 2.48a4.00 ± 2.19a
108.17 ± 0.98e25.00 ± 8.85a8.00 ± 1.67a4.67 ± 1.75a
ANOVAdf = 35
F = 52.414
P < 0.000
df = 35
F = 0.432
P > 0.05
df = 35
F = 2.084
P > 0.05
df = 35
F = 2.576
P > 0.05
  1. In each column, mean values followed by different letters are significantly different (P < 0.05)