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Table 2 Effect of feeding on parasitized, non-parasitized, and mummified aphids on the C. septempunctata reproductive parameters (mean ± S.E)

From: Effect of parasitized prey on prey consumption, survival, growth, and development of Coccinella septempunctata L. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) under laboratory conditions

Prey typeReproductive parameters
No. of eggs laidNo. of eggs hatchedIncubation duration (no. of days)Egg mass (μg)
Non-parasitized aphids295.90 ± 1.61c†24.85 ± 0.61c3.00 ± 0.10a187.05 ± 1.26b
Parasitized aphids323.55 ± 1.57a38.70 ± 0.92a3.20 ± 0.09a196.10 ± 1.22a
Aphid mummies314.85 ± 1.04b31.10 ± 0.54b3.35 ± 0.10a195.60 ± 1.03a
  1. †Means (± standard error of means) followed by different letters (a, b, and c) in the same column are significantly different according to Duncan’s multiply range test (p < 0.05)