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Table 4 Coefficient of attack rate (a) and handling time (Th) and other derived parameters for 5th instar and female of D. primarius

From: Biology and functional response of the predator, Dortus primarius (Distant) (Hemiptera: Miridae) preying on Frankliniella schultzei (Trybom) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)

Predator stage b 95% CI c 95% CI Th 95% CI T/Th
Lower Upper Lower Upper Lower Upper
instar5 0.159 0.078 0.545 0.094 0.008 0.565 0.017 0.001 0.037 58.82
Adult 0.227 0.149 0.484 0.058 0.009 0.294 0.022 0.007 0.034 45.45
  1. aIn the best fit type III model, a = bN0/1 + cN0; b and c values have been given in table; No: Initial prey density; T = 1 day