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Table 1 Important parasitoids parasitizing of M. persicae in mid-hills of north India

From: Performance of the parasitoid species Aphelinus asychis Walker (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae), Aphidius ervi (Haliday) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and Diaeretiella rapae (McIntosh) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), using Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) as host

District Percent parasitization*
Aphelinus asychis Aphidius ervi Diaeretiella rapae
December March December March December March
Kangra 34.25 ± 0.89 (35.85)c 7.53 ± 0.60 (15.98)c 4.26 ± 0.35 (11.95)c 76.25 ± 2.07 (60.84)c 74.25 ± 1.81 (59.50)c
Kullu 37.58 ± 0.84 (37.82)a 10.85 ± 1.60 (19.20)a 6.67 ± 0.48 (14.99)a 80.45 ± 1.40 (63.82)a 80.48 ± 1.32 (63.82)a
Mandi 35.86 ± 0.92 (36.81)b 9.22 ± 0.56 (17.64)b 5.20 ± 0.56 (13.15)b 78.11 ± 1.04 (62.11)b 78.65 ± 1.39 (62.53)b
Solan 36.95 ± 0.71 (37.40)ab 8.19 ± 0.56 (16.62)bc 6.39 ± 0.50 (14.64)a 78.66 ± 0.84 (62.45)b 78.66 ± 0.89 (62.52)b
LSD (p = 0.05) 0.64 1.13 0.75 1.24 1.22
F3, 36 14.73 12.71 28.64 8.02 18.62
p value < 0.00001 < 0.00001 < 0.00001 0.00032 < 0.00001
  1. Figures in parentheses are arc sine transformed values
  2. Mean values within the columns bearing the same letters are not significantly different—LSD (p = 0.05)
  3. *Average of 50 samples