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Table 6 Numerical response of predator A. biannulipes feeding on P. truncatus pupae 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
10.50 ± 0.54a23.83 ± 0.98bc11.00 ± 1.67ab9.17 ± 2.78a
20.83 ± 0.40ab23.33 ± 3.01abc9.83 ± 1.72a8.17 ± 1.16a
30.83 ± 0.40ab20.67 ± 1.63a11.67 ± 2.94ab8.50 ± 2.58a
41.00 ± 0.00ab20.50 ± 2.25a9.50 ± 2.88a7.83 ± 1.16a
51.00 ± 0.00ab21.17 ± 1.16ab11.67 ± 2.50ab8.83 ± 1.60a
61.67 ± 0.51b24.83 ± 2.40c14.67 ± 1.36b10.33 ± 1.50a
ANOVAdf = 35
F = 4.222
P < 0.05
df = 35
F = 4.989
P < 0.05
df = 35
F = 3.879
P < 0.05
df = 35
F = 1.123
P > 0.05
  1. In each column, mean values followed by different letters are significantly different (P < 0.05)