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Table 1 Mean (± SE) consumption of three predatory mites at different densities of different stages of P. citri

From: Selection of suitable predatory mites against, Panonychus citri (McGregor) (Acari: Tetranychidae) using relative control potential metrics and functional response

Prey Stage Prey density Neoseiulus californicus Scapulaseius newsami Neoseiulus cucumeris ANOVA
Adults 5 2.3 ± 0.260 dB 1.4 ± 0.163eC 3.2 ± 0.249eA df = 2,29; F-value = 15.51; P-value = 0.000
  10 2.9 ± 0.233 dB 3.3 ± 0.213 dB 6.5 ± 0.269dA df = 2,29; F-value = 67.82; P-value = 0.000
  20 4.6 ± 0.306cB 4.8 ± 0.291cB 9.5 ± 0.401cA df = 2,29; F-value = 68.08; P-value = 0.000
  40 6 ± 0.298bB 6.3 ± 0.300bB 12.8 ± 0.533bA df = 2,29; F-value = 95.59; P-value = 0.000
  80 8.8 ± 0.249aB 8.3 ± 0.335aB 16.2 ± 0.327aA df = 2,29; F-value = 208.85; P-value = 0.000
  160 7.1 ± 0.277bB 7.1 ± 0.379abB 14.3 ± 0.367bA df =2,29; F-value = 146.26; P-value = 0.000
   df = 5,59; F-value = 84.53; P-value = 0.000 df = 5,59; F-value = 77.99; P-value = 0.000 df = 5,59; F-value = 178.98; P-value = 0.000  
Eggs 5 2.9 ± 0.277dA 3.6 ± 0.340dA 3 ± 0.258eA df = 2,29; F-value = 1.66; P-value = 0.209
  10 5.7 ± 0.335cAB 5 ± 0.333 dB 6.5 ± 0.307dA df = 2,29; F-value = 5.32; P-value = 0.011
  20 7.7 ± 0.367bB 7.4 ± 0.670cB 13.7 ± 0.496cA df = 2,29; F-value = 45.71; P-value = 0.000
  40 10.7 ± 0.517aB 11.9 ± 0.586abB 16.3 ± 0.300bA df = 2,29; F-value = 37.20; P-value = 0.000
  80 10.8 ± 0.512aC 13.9 ± 0.526aB 19.3 ± 0.300aA df = 2,29; F-value = 88.27; P-value = 0.000
  160 8.3 ± 0.300bC 10.8 ± 0.727bB 15.2 ± 0.249bA df = 2,29; F-value = 53.75; P-value = 0.000
   df = 5,59; F-value = 58.53; P-value = 0.000 df = 5,59; F-value = 54.63; P-value = 0.000 df = 5,59; F-value = 361.53; P-value = 0.000  
Immatures 5 1.9 ± 0.277eB 1.9 ± 0.233 dB 3.6 ± 0.340eA df = 2,29; F-value = 11.72; P-value = 0.000
  10 4.5 ± 0.373 dB 4.4 ± 0.267cB 6 ± 0.298dA df = 2,29; F-value = 8.06; P-value = 0.002
  20 5.8 ± 0.249cdB 5.4 ± 0.400cB 8.8 ± 0.416cA df = 2,29; F-value = 26.19; P-value = 0.000
  40 6.5 ± 0.619cB 7.2 ± 0.359bB 13 ± 0.365bA df = 2,29; F-value = 59.16; P-value = 0.000
  80 10.5 ± 0.500aB 8.9 ± 0.482aB 15.3 ± 0.517aA df = 2,29; F-value = 44.37; P-value = 0.000
  160 8.6 ± 0.340bB 8.2 ± 0.573abB 13.9 ± 0.314abA df = 2,29; F-value = 55.90; P-value = 0.000
   df = 5,59; F-value = 53.56; P-value = 0.000 df = 5,59; F-value = 24.34; P-value = 0.000 df = 5,59; F-value = 151.25; P-value = 0.000  
  1. The means followed by different small letters in the table are significantly different (P < 0.05, Tukey’s test) in the same column, the values followed by different capital letters in the table are significantly different (P < 0.05, Tukey’s test) in the same line. The values are presented as mean ± SE