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Table 3 Pathogenicity of Beauveria bassiana against larval instars of Plutella xylostella

From: On the virulence of the entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae (Ascomycota: Hypocreales), against the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae)

Fungi Method 1 Method 2
B. bassiana LC50 (95%) Slope±S.E χ2 LC50 (95%) Slope±S.E χ2
2nd instar 1.782× 104 (4.864× 103–3.984× 104) 0.26±0.034 0.809 1.14 × 105 (3.754× 104–6.584× 105) 0.30±0.044 0.609
3rd instar 2.56 × 105 (5.864× 104–2.584× 105) 0.31±0.028 0.710 3.08 × 105 (5.45× 104–5.684× 105) 0.33±0.038 0.642