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Table 8 Effect of Lecanicillium lecanii on some biological parameters of Stethorus gilvifrons

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

T. no. Treatment Larval mortality (%) Larval period (days) Pupal period (days) Adult emergence (%)
T1 Dip talc powder 0.00a 8.33±2.12a 4.67±0.13a 90.00a
T2 Larval dip in spore suspension 0.00a 8.33±2.12a 4.67±0.13a 93.33a
T3 Larval crawl on dried spore suspension 0.00a 8.33±2.12a 4.33±0.11a 90.00a
T4 Spraying of spore suspension 0.00a 9.33±2.34 4.67±0.13a 100.00a
T5 Control 0.00a 9.00±2.23a 4.33±0.11a 100.00a
  CD (5%)   1.16 1.53 14.09
  CV (%)   5.81 14.63 6.45
  1. Means followed by similar letters in a column are not significantly different at 5% (DMRT F test, p>0.05)