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Table 2 Effect of parasitism by F. melanoleuca on the longevity of P. perpusilla adults

From: Biological anomalies in the sugarcane leafhopper, Pyrilla perpusilla (Walker) due to parasitism by Fulgoraecia melanoleuca (Fletcher) (Lepidoptera: Epipyropidae)

Host stage at time of parasitism Longevity (Mean ± SE) in days Increase ( +) in days over un-parasitized adult
Parasitized Un-parasitized
Adult male 30.44 ± 0.44b 23.29 ± 0.38a  + 7.15
Adult female 34.64 ± 0.59b 29.38 ± 0.42a  + 5.26
  1. *Mean of 5 replications; Means within row followed by different letters are significantly different (t test, p < 0.05)