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Table 2 Mean (± SE) eggs laid by a female(three predatory mites) 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 0.1 ± 0.1aA 0 ± 0aA 0 ± 0cA df = 2,29; F-value = 1.00; P-value = 0.381
  10 0.3 ± 0.153aA 0.1 ± 0.1aA 0.3 ± 0.153bcA df = 2,29; F-value = 0.71; P-value = 0.503
  20 0.4 ± 0.163aA 0.2 ± 0.133aA 0.5 ± 0.167bcA df = 2,29; F-value = 0.97; P-value = 0.392
  40 0.4 ± 0.163aA 0.4 ± 0.163aA 0.9 ± 0.180abA df = 2,29; F-value = 2.92; P-value = 0.071
  80 0.5 ± 0.167aB 0.4 ± 0.163aB 1.3 ± 0.153aA df = 2,29; F-value = 9.39; P-value = 0.001
  160 0.6 ± 0.163aB 0.4 ± 0.163aB 1.5 ± 0.167aA df = 2,29; F-value = 12.70; P-value = 0.000
   df = 5,59; F-value = 1.26; P-value = 0.294 df = 5,59; F-value = 1.73; P-value = 0.144 df = 5,59; F-value = 15.31; P-value = 0.000  
Eggs 5 0.2 ± 0.133aA 0.1 ± 0.100aA 0.4 ± 0.163dA df = 2,29; F-value = 1.29; P-value = 0.293
  10 0.5 ± 0.167aAB 0.1 ± 0.100aB 1.1 ± 0.277cdA df = 2,29; F-value = 6.64; P-value = 0.005
  20 0.5 ± 0.167aB 0.2 ± 0.133aB 1.6 ± 0.163bcA df = 2,29; F-value = 22.57; P-value = 0.000
  40 0.5 ± 0.167aB 0.6 ± 0.163aB 1.9 ± 0.180abcA df = 2,29; F-value = 21.12; P-value = 0.000
  80 0.7 ± 0.153aB 0.6 ± 0.163aB 2.2 ± 0.200abA df = 2,29; F-value = 26.78; P-value = 0.000
  160 0.8 ± 0.200aB 0.5 ± 0.167aB 2.5 ± 0.167aA df = 2,29; F-value = 36.52; P-value = 0.000
   df = 5,59; F-value = 1.56; P-value = 0.188 df = 5,59; F-value = 2.98; P-value = 0.019 df = 5,59; F-value = 15.38; P-value = 0.000  
Immature 5 0.2 ± 0.133aA 0 ± 0.000aA 0.2 ± 0.133cA df = 2,29; F-value = 1.12; P-value = 0.339
  10 0.4 ± 0.163aAB 0 ± 0.000aB 0.6 ± 0.163bcA df = 2,29; F-value = 5.25; P-value = 0.012
  20 0.5 ± 0.167aB 0.2 ± 0.133aB 1.1 ± 0.180abA df = 2,29; F-value = 8.10; P-value = 0.002
  40 0.4 ± 0.163aB 0.3 ± 0.153aB 1.3 ± 0.153aA df = 2,29; F-value = 12.41; P-value = 0.000
  80 0.7 ± 0.153aB 0.4 ± 0.163aB 1.3 ± 0.153aA df = 2,29; F-value = 8.59; P-value = 0.001
  160 0.8 ± 0.249aB 0.4 ± 0.163aB 1.6 ± 0.163aA df = 2,29; F-value = 9.69; P-value = 0.001
   df = 5,59; F-value = 1.56; P-value = 0.187 df = 5,59; F-value = 2.14; P-value = 0.075 df = 5,59; F-value = 10.79; 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