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Table 2 Biological traits of Ephestia kuehniella when fed on three diets

From: Role of host diet on the fitness of the egg parasitoid species, Trichogramma evanescens Westwood (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae)

Diets Preimaginal development time (days) Pupal weight (mg) (mean ± SE) Adult emergence (%)
Female Male
CY 44.20 ± 0.37a 22.79 ± 0.27b 18.70 ± 0.19b 84.63 ± 5.43a
CBGY 42.40 ± 0.25b 23.37 ± 0.26b 20.54 ± 0.16a 86.99 ± 3.86a
WBGY 42.60 ± 0.25b 24.88 ± 0.22a 20.73 ± 0.20a 85.66 ± 3.06a
  1. Means (± SE) with same letter in the same column are not statistically significant according to Tukey’s HSD test (p < 0.05)