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Table 3 Longevity of Episyrphus balteatus 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)
Male Female
(T1) 10% sucrose solution + fresh mustard pollens 10.57 ± 0.44*a 13.14 ± 0.60*b
(T2) 10% honey solution + fresh mustard pollens 13.57 ± 0.44b 15.14 ± 0.48c
(T3) 10% glucose solution + fresh mustard pollens 9.86 ± 0.79a 11.57 ± 0.68a
Fdf(2–18) values 16.16 12.84
P values < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  1. *Mean values of seven replications
  2. Mean values with different letters are significantly different
  3. CD0.05 {diets = 1.00, sex = 0.82, diets × sex = NA}