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Table 6 Feeding consumption and generation period of three coccinellid species reared on different stages of B. brassicae

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

Coccinellid spp. B. brassicae instars
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Adult
Gener./day* Prey/day** Gener./day Prey/day Gener./day Prey/day Gener./day Prey/day Gener./day Prey/day
C. septempunctata 19.56 b 85.47 a 19.94 b 77.56 a 18.17 b 70.36 b 19.67 a 63.28 a 21.00 a 59.44 a
C. undecimpunctata 20.89 a 72.61 b 20.83 a 71.39 a 19.83 a 64.11 a 19.94 a 58.00 a 20.78 a 53.97 a
S. interruptus 14.72 c 58.08 c 13.00 c 52.64 b 12.22 c 49.64 c 13.28 b 43.53 b 14.00 b 41.58 b
LSD 5% 1.16 5.65 0.82 8.97 0.96 6.07 0.91 6.12 2.06 5.77
  1. *Gener./day = generation/day; **Prey/day = number of consumed prey/day