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Table 3 Average prey consumption (mean ± S.E) by C. barchylobus adults

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 adults
Female Male
Eggs 165.08 ± 47.80a 147.24 ± 48.40a
1st nymph 84.29 ± 15.30b 83.60 ± 10.50b
2nd nymph 55.38 ± 17.01c 52.86 ± 13.71c
3rd nymph 22.22 ± 6.14d 14.48 ± 1.93d
4th nymph 13.24 ± 2.21e 12.50 ± 2.70d
Pupa 9.89 ± 1.51f 6.28 ± 1.55d
F, d.f, P 31.71, 5, < 0.0001 43.65, 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)