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Table 5 Sex ratio, number of eggs per female, egg viability, caterpillar weight, pre-pup weight (g), and pupa weight (g) of Helicoverpa armigera treated with Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae

From: Sublethal effects of different fungal isolates on Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

Treatments Sex ratio Egg viability (%) 10th day weight Pre-pupal weight Pupa weight
Beauveria bassiana
 ARSEF 1149 0.55 95.87 ± 0.95 a 0.10 ± 0.01 b 0.36 ± 0.01 a 0.31 ± 0.00 a
 ESALQ 1288 0.52 92.23 ± 0.86 a 0.09 ± 0.01 b 0.36 ± 0.01 a 0.30 ± 0.00 a
 IBCB 36 0.50 95.16 ± 0.98 a 0.07 ± 0.00 b 0.31 ± 0.01 a 0.32 ± 0.01 a
 IBCB 170 0.41 83.09 ± 0.78 b 0.09 ± 0.01 b 0.36 ± 0.01 a 0.33 ± 0.00 a
 IBCB 1363 0.40 75.24 ± 0.72 c 0.07 ± 0.00 b 0.21 ± 0.01 b 0.20 ± 0.01 b
 Control 0.50 96.36 ± 0.65 a 0.26 ± 0.01 a 0.33 ± 0.02 a 0.32 ± 0.01 a
Metarhizium anisopliae
 IBCB 425 0.50 60.14 ± 0.69 c 0.07 ± 0.01 bc 0.31 ± 0.02 a 0.32 ± 0.01 a
 ESALQ 860 0.43 86.83 ± 0.41 b 0.08 ± 0.01 bd 0.22 ± 0.01 b 0.24 ± 0.01 b
 ESALQ 1051 0.41 93.56 ± 0.58 a 0.09 ± 0.00 bd 0.22 ± 0.02 b 0.25 ± 0.01 b
 Control 0.50 97.39 ± 0.65 a 0.21 ± 0.01 a 0.36 ± 0.01 a 0.35 ± 0.00 a
  1. Means (± standard error) followed by the same letter in the columns are not significantly different by Tukey’s test at 5% significance level (p < 0.05)