Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2012 / Article / Tab 7

Research Article

Competition for Aphid Prey between Different Lady Beetle Species in a Laboratory Arena

Table 7

Mean (± SE) weight (mg) and volume (mm3) of lady beetle species ( ) used in laboratory trials. Means in each column with the same letter are not significantly different (Tukey’s HSD tests, ). Nonnative species are printed in bold font.

Weight Volume

C. trifasciata1.04 ± 0.0007c20.41 ± 1.2005d
C. maculata0.91 ± 0.0008c15.10 ± 0.8356de
H. convergens0.87 ± 0.0009c32.43 ± 1.8409c
C. septempunctata2.25 ± 0.0017a78.87 ± 2.6835a
H. axyridis1.68 ± 0.0015b66.30 ± 2.4081b
H. variegata0.40 ± 0.0004d8.64 ± 0.5435e
P. quatuordecimpunctata0.63 ± 0.0005dc12.87 ± 0.8090e

P<0.0001<0.0001
F38.63280.85
DF6, 1336, 133

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