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Table 1 Corrected mortality percentage of Ephestia cautella larvae treated with Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae at different exposure periods

From: Efficacy of some entomopathogens against Ephestia cautella (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in stored date fruits

Concentrations Mortality % of E. cautella larvae after exposure periods
3 days 5 days 7 days 14 days
B. bassiana M. anisopliae B. bassiana M. anisopliae B. bassiana M. anisopliae B. bassiana M. anisopliae
3.0 × 105 14.67 d 17.50 d 26.88 d 44.17 b 38.17 c 50 .00d 49.17 d 60.50 d
3.0 × 106 22.17 c 28.17 c 32.59 c 48.00 b 43.50 c 57.88 c 62.00 c 66.33 b
3.0 × 107 28.33 b 35 .00 b 41.33 b 62.88 a 51.33 b 68.59 b 77.88 b 78.59 b
3.0 × 108 33.83 a 40.88 a 54.50 a 66.59 a 61.59 a 77.33 a 81.59 a 89.88 a
L.S.D 4.5482 4.1843 5.0939 5.4578 5.6397 3.2747 2.7289 2.365
Pr  < .0001  < .0001  < .0001  < .0001  < .0001  < .0001  < .0001  < .0001
  1. Mean in same column followed by the same letters is not significant
  2. L.S.D., least significant difference; Pr., probability level