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Table 2 Different laboratory bioassays adopted against tea thrips nymphs

From: Lecanicillium lecanii (Zimmermann) Zare & Gams, as an efficient biocontrol agent of tea thrips, Scirtothrips bispinosus Bagnall (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)

Bioassay type Cumulative percent mortality after 96 h of infected thrips by Lecanicillium lecanii at different concentrations (conidia/ml)
1×105 1×106 1×107 1×108
Direct spray 48b 54a 62a 66a
Leaf exposure 32a 48a 56a 58a
Dipping 46b 52a 60a 62a
CD at 5% 3.10 2.74 1.83 2.74
SE (±) 7.14 6.32 4.21 6.32
CV (%) 14.74 10.67 6.15 8.83
  1. Figures followed by the same alphabets in a vertical column are not significantly different at 5% level (DMRT F test, p>0.05)