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Table 3 Forewing width (mean ± S.E.) of the parasitoids parasitizing M. persicae

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

Parasitoids Forewing width*
Mean (mm) ± SE
Female Male
A. asychis 0.32 ± 0.05c (0.26–0.39) 0.25 ± 0.02c (0.22–0.28)
A. ervi 0.86 ± 0.07a (0.74–0.97) 0.77 ± 0.09a (0.63–0.95)
D. rapae 0.67 ± 0.011b (0.53–0.79) 0.59 ± 0.01b (0.52–0.74)
LSD (P = 0.05) 0.06 0.08
F2, 27 190.23 158.47
p value < 0.00001 < 0.00001
  1. Figures in parentheses indicate range
  2. Mean values within the columns bearing the same letters are not significantly different—LSD (p = 0.05)
  3. *All values are mean of 10 observations