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Table 4 Biology and life table parameters of C. brachylobus feeding on B. tabaci

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.)

Parameters Mean ± SE**
Adult longevity female (days) 193.50 ± 19.80
Adult longevity male (days) 175.40 ± 17.72
Pre-ovipositional period (days) 20.30 ± 1.64
Female to male ratio 0.50
Average number of eggs laid/female 154.70 ± 17.81
Net reproductive rate (R0) 53.60
Mean generation time (T) 102.64
Intrinsic rate of increase (rm) 0.0381
Finite rate of increase (λ) 1.0395
  1. **± S.E stands for standard error of means based on five replicates