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Table 2 Longevity of Eupeodes frequens on different diets

From: Larval feeding capacity and pollination efficiency of the aphidophagous syrphids, Eupeodes frequens (Matsmura) and Episyrphus balteatus (De Geer) (Diptera: Syrphidae) on the cabbage aphid (Brevicoryne brassicae L.) (Homoptera: Aphididae) on mustard crop

Diets Duration (days) mean ± SE
Male Female
(T1) 10% sucrose solution + fresh mustard pollens 15.2 ± 0.74b 17.6 ± 0.68a
(T2) 10% honey solution + fresh mustard pollens 19.6 ± 0.81c 22.8 ± 0.74b
(T3) 10% glucose solution + fresh mustard pollens 13.14 ± 1.05a 15.43 ± 1.24a
F(df 2–18) values 28.12 35.68
P values < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  1. Means of seven replications
  2. Mean values with different letters are significantly different
  3. CD0.05 at 5% level of significance, diets = 1.29, sex = 1.06, diets × sex = NA