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Predatory Potential of Coccinella septempunctata L. against Four Aphid Species

Predatory Potential of Coccinella septempunctata L. against Four Aphid Species

Muhammad Arshad1*, Hafiz Azhar Ali Khan2*, Faisal Hafeez3, Ravaid Sherazi1 and Naeem Iqbal4

1Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
3Entomological Research Institute, Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Faisalabad, Pakistan
4Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan

Fig 1

Consumption of different aphid species i.e. spinach, coriander, cabbage and pea by different instars of C. septempunctata.

Fig 2

Manly’s preference index (aP) of different instars of C. septempunctata on different aphid species (abbreviated as: spi, spinach; cor, coriander; cab, cabbage). The bars with asterisks are significantly different from the predicted index at 0.5 by t-test whereas ‘ns’ values are non-significant or similar.

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