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Table 3 Predatory efficiency of C. zastrowi sillemi against M. persicae and B. tabaci under protected cultivation conditions (2018–2019 pooled)

From: Efficacy of the green lace wing, Chrysoperla zastrowi sillemi (Esben-Peterson) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), against sucking pests of tomato: an appraisal under protected conditions

Number of grubs/plantMean# number of aphids per plantMeanMean# number of whiteflies per plantMean
Pre-count7 DAFR*7 DASR**7DATR***Pre-count7 DAFR*7 DASR**7DATR***
428.80a1.36 ± 0.07a0.33 ± 0.09a0.07 ± 0.03a0.59 ± 0.14a11.97a0.60 ± 0.09a0.22 ± 0.05a0.10 ± 0.03a0.31 ± 0.06a
529.72a1.20 ± 0.09a0.30 ± 0.08a0.05 ± 0.02a0.52 ± 0.13a12.33a0.57 ± 0.07a0.22 ± 0.03a0.05 ± 0.02a0.28 ± 0.06a
629.88a1.00 ± 0.09a0.23 ± 0.06a0.07 ± 0.02a0.43 ± 0.10a11.25a0.48 ± 0.07a0.35 ± 0.13a0.13 ± 0.02a0.32 ± 0.06a
Untreated control32.90a31.09 ± 0.20b32.08 ± 0.31b33.00 ± 0.32b32.06 ± 0.24b11.95a10.95 ± 0.72b11.67 ± 0.8b11.83 ± 0.58b11.84 ± 0.40b
P value0.181< 0.0001< 0.0001< 0.0001< 0.00010.895< 0.0001< 0.0001< 0.0001< 0.0001
  1. #Mean of three replications
  2. Means ± standard error followed by the same letter within a column are not significantly different (P < 0.05)
  3. *7 days after first release
  4. **7 days after second release
  5. ***7 days after third release