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Table 3 Effect of ethyl acetate fraction of Beauveria bassiana on the growth rate, consumption index and approximate digestibility of 3rd, 4th and 5th instar larvae of Spodoptera litura

From: Efficacy of sub lethal concentration of entomopathogenic fungi on the feeding and reproduction of Spodoptera litura

B. bassiana fraction (ppm) CI GR AD ECD ECI
3rd
 C 1.94 ± 0.002a 0.199 ± 0.003ab 99.01 ± 0.085a 23.01 ± 0.100a 22.90 ± 0.065b
 1 1.77 ± 0.001b 0.195 ± 0.000c 97.93 ± 0.057b 22.93 ± 0.156a 98.00 ± 0.054a
 2 1.42 ± 0.001c 0.191 ± 0.001b 96.92 ± 0.041c 14.5 ± 0.143b 14.70 ± 0.037c
 3 1.36 ± 0.003d 0.189 ± 0.001ab 96.26 ± 0.150d 14.8 ± 0.132b 14.70 ± 0.022c
 4 0.867 ± 0.002c 0.176 ± 0.000c 92.45 ± 0.040e 12.24 ± 0.190c 11.33 ± 0.066d
 CD at 0.01 0.009 0.003 0.089 0.324 0.310
 CD at 0.05 0.006 0.002 0.061 0.223 0.213
4th
 C 1.017 ± 0.002a 0.201 ± 0.002c 96.92 ± 0.061a 83.11 ± 0.123a 81.90 ± 0.046a
 1 0.624 ± 0.000b 0.192 ± 0.000b 96.11 ± 0.021b 69.00 ± 0.141a 64.18 ± 0.047a
 2 0.310 ± 0.000e 0.189 ± 0.001ab 93.45 ± 0.034d 68.22 ± 0.138a 62.93 ± 0.047b
 3 0.317 ± 0.003d 0.187 ± 0.000a 89.24 ± 0.032e 58.11 ± 0.147b 55.28 ± 0.094c
 4 0.361 ± 0.001c 0.171 ± 0.001b 87.12 ± 0.078c 33.33 ± 0.132c 32.00 ± 0.074d
 CD at 0.01 0.001 0.005 0.002 0.130 0.002
 CD at 0.05 0.001 0.003 0.001 0.089 0.002
5th
 C 1.091 ± 0.002a 0.202 ± 0.002a 96.92 ± 0.047a 98.42 ± 0.111a 93.24 ± 0.047b
 1 0.297 ± 0.000b 0.191 ± 0.001b 88.80 ± 0.047b 94.36 ± 0.145c 83.0 ± 0.0081c
 2 0.229 ± 0.002c 0.190 ± 0.001b 87.75 ± 0.081c 76.36 ± 0.156b 71.26 ± 0.009a
 3 0.183 ± 0.002e 0.186 ± 0.002ab 86.33 ± 0.094d 54.36 ± 0.141b 49.23 ± 0.081a
 4 0.217 ± 0.006d 0.169 ± 0.002c 86.33 ± 0.094d 23.01 ± 0.127d 22.90 ± 0.047d
 CD at 0.01 0.002 0.003 0.039 0.958 1.974
 CD at 0.05 0.001 0.001 0.027 0.657 1.357
  1. CI consumption index, GR growth rate, AD approximate digestibility, ECD efficiency of conversion of digested food, ECI efficiency of conversion of ingested food
  2. a,b,c,d CD critical difference values were significant at 0.01 and 0.05 % level