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Table 4 Pathogenicity of Metarhizium anisopliae against different 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
M. anisopliae LC50 (95%) Slope±S.E χ2 LC50 (95%) Slope±S.E χ2
2nd instar 2.782× 104 (5.334× 103–3.201× 104) 0.31±0.028 0.601 1.14 × 106 (3.754× 105–6.584× 106) 0.44±0.029 0.886
3rd instar 2.56 × 105 (3.743× 104–2.884× 105) 0.41±0.036 0.815 2.15 × 106 (3.45× 105–4.684× 106) 0.33±0.036 0.967