Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Influence of Type of Electric Bright Light on the Attraction of the African Giant Water Bug, Lethocerus indicus (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae)

Table 1

Population data on the giant water bug, Lethocerus indicus (Belostomatidae) collected during a study of the influence of type of electric bright light on their attraction in Ngor-Okpala local government area, Imo state, Nigeria during 2008 and 2009.

MonthExperiment I
[ Fluorescent tube]
in 2008 [ ๐‘› ( % ) ]
Experiment II
[ Incandescent bulb]
in 2009 [ ๐‘› ( % ) ]
Overall
[ ๐‘› ( % ) ]

May9 (6.52)23 (16.7)32 (23.2)
June7 (5.07)35 (25.4)42 (30.4)
July9 (6.52)26 (18.8)35 (25.4)
December10 (7.25)19 (13.8)29 (21.0)

Total35 (25.4)103 (74.6)138 (100)
Mean/month8.75 (25.36)25.75 (74.64)34.50 (100)
Mean/trap0.29 (25.22)0.86 (74.78)1.15 (100)

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