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Table 2 Average prey consumption (mean ± SE) by C. barchylobus immatures

From: Development, biology, and life table parameters of the predatory species, Clitostethus brachylobus Peng, Ren & Pang 1998 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), when fed on the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Genn.)

B. tabaci C. brachylobus
1st instar 2nd instar 3rd instar 4th instar Total larval consumption
Eggs 56.68 ± 12.26a 108.86 ± 25.27a 163.53 ± 29.54a 169.29 ± 13.50a 498.36 ± 80.57a
1st nymph 32.34 ± 13.84b 62.12 ± 28.52b 93.31 ± 13.34b 104.47 ± 18.94b 292.24 ± 94.64b
2nd nymph 30.92 ± 3.30b 59.38 ± 6.79b 89.20 ± 7.94b 97.70 ± 12.47b 277.20 ± 30.50b
3rd nymph 13.17 ± 1.72c 25.30 ± 3.54c 38.00 ± 4.14c 50.81 ± 9.01c 127.28 ± 18.41c
4th nymph 11.82 ± 2.93c 22.70 ± 6.04c 34.10 ± 7.06c 47.50 ± 5.10c 116.12 ± 21.13c
Pupa 8.60 ± 1.51c 12.50 ± 2.55d 16.20 ± 4.58d 21.60 ± 7.79d 58.80 ± 16.43d
F, d.f, P 41.32, 5, < 0.0001 64.91, 5, < 0.0001 42.17, 5, < 0.0001 31.82, 5, < 0.0001 52.73, 5, < 0.0001
  1. Means (± SE) in the same column followed by different letters are significantly different from each other (Tukey’s P < 0.05)