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Table 3 Results of logistic regression to denote functional response type across predatory mites by feed on three life stages of P. citri using Holing’s disc equation

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

Predator Species Prey Stage P1 (± SE) t value P value a (h−1) (± SE) Th (h) (± SE) AIC T/Th
N. californicus Eggs − 6.186e−02 (± 1.361e−02) − 4.545 2.98e−05 1.238 (± 0.185) *** 0.091 (± 0.004) *** 241.594 263.736
  Immatures − 4.971e−02 (± 1.640e−02) − 3.031 0.00368 0.639 (± 0.088) *** 0.094 (± 0.005) *** 230.280 255.319
  Adults − 9.008e−02 (± 1.580e−02) − 5.700 4.65e−07 0.515 (± 0.059) *** 0.111 (± 0.005) *** 188.453 216.216
S. newsami Eggs − 9.445e−02 (± 1.774e−02) − 5.324 1.85E−06 0.975 (± 0.139)*** 0.070 (± 0.003)*** 269.504 342.857
  Immatures − 4.517e−02 (± 1.418e−02) − 3.187 0.00235 0.675 (± 0.085)*** 0.103 (± 0.004)*** 208.841 233.009
  Adults − 2.421e−02 (± 1.129e−02) − 2.145 0.0363 0.518 (± 0.058)*** 0.113 (± 0.004)*** 183.015 212.389
N.cucumeris Eggs − 8.079e−03 (± 1.307e−02) − 0.618 0.5391 1.397 (± 0.157)*** 0.049 (± 0.002)*** 283.135 489.795
  Immatures − 8.221e−02 (± 1.476e−02) − 5.569 7.54E−07 1.0278 (± 0.083)*** 0.059 (± 0.002)*** 223.189 406.779
  Adults − 6.375e−02 (± 1.148e−02) − 5.553 8.00E−07 1.056 (± 0.084)*** 0.057 (± 0.001)*** 225.561 421.052
  1. Type-II response (weak) as it resulted innon-significant positive P1 followed by significant negative P2 which later convert into significant positive (P1 ± SE (−2.871e−02 ± 5.139e−03), t-value (− 5.588), P value (6.74E−07)) by reducing the complexity of polynomial regression. Signif. codes: 0 ‘***’ 0.001 ‘**’ 0.01 ‘*’ 0.05