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Table 1 Average energy equivalents (cal/mg) of the proteins, lipids and carbohydrates in B. brassicae instars

From: Energy reserves in Brevicoryne brassicae (Lin.) (Homoptera: Aphididae) instars and their effect on predation and longevity of three coccinellid species under laboratory conditions

Individual B. brassicae instar Proteins Lipids Carbohydrates Total energy
(cal/mg) % (cal/mg) % (cal/mg) %
1st 0.05685 a 22.91 0.17006 a 68.53 0.02126 a 8.57 0.248161 a
2nd 0.08622 b 25.33 0.21807 b 64.07 0.03607 b 10.60 0.340355 b
3rd 0.10318 bc 26.21 0.24577 b 62.44 0.04466 b 11.35 0.393617 c
4th 0.10844 c 25.21 0.26918 bc 62.58 0.05255 c 12.22 0.430161 d
Adult 0.0984b c 21.22 0.29139 c 62.82 0.07404 d 15.96 0.473839 d
Mean 0.09062 24.15 0.23889 63.67 0.04572 12.18 0.375227
LSD 5% 0.04221 2.09 0.04913 2.79 0.06022 1.92 0.05611