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Table 1 Rotated factor patterns testing for behavioural differences between larval instars (2nd, 3rd and 4th) of An. gambiae M and S molecular forms

From: Behavioural responses of Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto M and S molecular form larvae to an aquatic predator in Burkina Faso

  Principal component (eigenvalue)
Variables PC1 (2.81) PC2 (2.02) PC3 (1.67)
Bottom 0.84 -0.11 0.02
Browsing 0.89 -0.1 0.03
Filtering -0.35 -0.02 -0.93
Middle 0.76 0.13 0.08
Resting -0.13 -0.06 0.98
Surface -0.11 0.98 -0.03
Thrashing 0.62 0.3 0.09
Wall -0.19 -0.96 0.02
  1. Values greater than 0.40 (in bold) represent strong factor loading contributions for each principal component [43]. High positive scores on PC1 indicated that larvae allocated more time to browsing at the bottom of the container and thrashing in the middle compared to other behaviours. A large positive score on PC2 indicated that larvae spent more time at the surface and a negative score indicated more time spent at the wall. A high positive score on PC3 indicated more time spent resting as opposed to filtering