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Table 4 Fecundity of Eupeodes frequens and 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 Eupeodes frequens Episyrphus balteatus
(T1) 10% sucrose solution + fresh mustard pollens 37.86 ± 2.3*b 33.43* ± 1.3b
(T2) 10% honey solution + fresh mustard pollens 47.86 ± 1.2c 41.14 ± 2.5c
(T3) 10% glucose solution + fresh mustard pollens 32.57 ± 1.4a 28.14 ± 1.8a
Fdf(2–18) values 45.35 19.55
P values < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  1. *Mean of seven replications
  2. CD0.05 {species = 2.20, diets = 2.70}