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Table 3 Effect of B. brassicae instar on C. undecimpunctata 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 4.00 a 25.67 a 5.00 ab 75.00 a 7.52 a 95.00 a 5.17 a 131.67 a 5.17 a 0.00 36.33 a 136.00 ab 4.33 ab 136.00 ab
2nd 4.17 a 22.00 a 5.17 a 64.67 a 6.83 ab 86.00 b 5.33 a 122.67 ab 5.33 a 0.00 35.67 a 140.33 a 4.83 ab 140.33 a
3rd 3.67 ab 23.33 a 5.17 a 46.67 b 7.00 a 83.00 bc 5.00 a 120.33 b 4.33 b 0.00 34.33 a 124.67 b 4.17 b 124.67 b
4th 3.00 b 15.00 b 5.67 a 40.33 b 6.33 bc 81.33 bc 5.00 100.33 c 5.33 a 0.00 34.33 a 112.67 c 4.83 ab 112.67 c
Adult 3.67 ab 14.33 b 4.33 b 46.00 b 6.17 c 75.00 c 17 a 83.00 d 5.50 a 0.00 37.33 a 107.33 c 5.00 a 107.33 c
LSD 5% 0.79 4.53 0.74 15.34 0.65 8.12 5.33 a 9.70 0.53 0.00 3.45 11.95 0.68 11.95
  1. *Long. = longevity (/days), **Prey = number of consumed prey