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Table 2 Feeding capacity of C. morio (Fabricius) against T. rufivena under laboratory condition (26 ± 1 °C and 65 ± 5% RH)

From: Preliminary study on biology and feeding capacity of Chelisoches morio (Fabricius) (Dermaptera:Chelisochidae) on Tirathaba rufivena (Walker)

Stage of nymph development Replicates Mean ± SE (days) Range (days)
Instar I 15 11.08a ± 0.15 a 9–13
Instar II 15 7.87 ± 0.09 b 7–9
Instar III 15 7.09 ± 0.12 c 6–9
Instar IV 15 6.82 ± 0.72 c 5–8
Instar V 15 5.89 ± 0.71 d 5–7
  1. aMeans bearing the same letters are not significantly different (LSD; P < 0.05) between treatments