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Table 4 Effect of prey type and its availability on the longevity of newly formed adults and the amount of predated victims by Olpium kochi in 2017

From: Arthropod fauna of Thymelaea hirsuta in the Egyptian western desert, with a special reference to Olpium kochi

Type of prey Availability of victims Longevity (days) Consumed victims (n.)
Male Female Male Female
Range Mean Range Mean Range Mean Range Mean
Nothing 0.0 60–70 64.4 ± 1.03D 78–95 85.2 ± 1.2D No data No data No data No data
S. littoralis 1st instar Daily 128–139 132.6 ± 1.0A 136–197 146.4 ± 0.7A 98–106 102.2 ± 0.4A 122–129 126.4 ± 0.7A
Each 48 h 118–130 122.0 ± 0.9B 131–143 134.8 ± 0.4B 40–49 43.2 ± 0.9B 78–83 80.6 ± 0.9B
Each 96 h 109–119 114.2 ± 0.9C 114–122 118.6 ± 0.8C 12–25 14.2 ± 1.8C 69–74 65.6 ± 1.3C
S. littoralis 2nd instar Daily 58–80 70.4 ± 0.6 39–120 93.2 ± 0.5 39–53 46.6 ± 0.3 15–68 48.6 ± 0.4
S. littoralis Eggs Daily 29–50 34.6 ± 0.2 10–24 20.2 ± 0.2 No data No data No data No data
T. telarias Daily 23–40 30.6 2–7 5.8 ± 0.5 No data No data No data No data
  1. *Adults resulted from young’s fed on the same adult victims
  2. *Means based on 15–20 individually reared animals per experiment
  3. Means within a column with the same letter are not significantly different (ANOVA, P > 0.05)