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Table 2 Effect of B. brassicae stages on C. septempunctata biological parameters

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

B. brassicae instar C. septempunctata instars
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Pupa Adult Pre-oviposition
Long.* Prey** Long. Prey Long. Prey Long. Prey Long. Prey Long. Prey Long. Prey
1st 3.17 bc 42.33 a 5.17 b 82.00 a 6.83 a 96.67 a 8.67 a 136.67 a 6.17 b 0.00 28.67 ab 167.00 a 3.17 a 167.00 a
2nd 4.17 a 34.33 b 5.50 ab 69.67 b 6.83 a 77.00 b 7.83 bc 132.33 a 6.17 b 0.00 29.33 ab 154.33 ab 3.17 a 154.33 ab
3rd 2.83 c 25.33 c 4.67 c 61.67 c 6.17 b 59.67 c 7.33 c 123.00 ab 5.83 b 0.00 27.67 b 143.67 b 2.83 a 143.67 b
4th 3.33 b 24.33 cd 5.67 a 57.33 c 6.17 b 56.67 c 8.17 ab 114.33 bc 7.00 a 0.00 28.67 ab 126.67 c 3.17 a 126.67 c
Adult 2.83 c 19.67 d 5.67 a 59.00 c 6.67 ab 54.00 c 8.67 a 107.33 6.83 a 0.00 32.33 a 118.33 c 3.33 a 118.33 c
LSD 5% 0.42 0.09 0.49 4.79 0.60 12.92 0.56 14.17c 0.62 0.00 4.38 14.09 0.52 14.09
  1. *Lonng. = longevity (/days), **Prey = number of consumed prey