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Table 2 Abundance of C. megacephala collected by day traps in each range of temperature and relative humidity. Different letters indicate significant differences (Game-Howell post-hoc test, P < 0.05)

From: Bionomics of the oriental latrine fly Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius) (Diptera: Calliphoridae): temporal fluctuation and reproductive potential

Variable n Number of flies*
Temperature (°C)
 < 25 57 1.39 ± 0.92a
 25–30 99 1.88 ± 0.65b
 30–35 81 2.12 ± 0.73b
 > 35 51 2.57 ± 0.54c
One-way ANOVA   F(3, 284) = 26.034, P < 0.0001
Relative humidity (%)
 < 50 64 2.49 ± 0.65a
 50–70 68 2.06 ± 0.70b
 > 70 156 1.72 ± 0.80c
One-way ANOVA   F(2, 285) = 24.458, P < 0.0001
  1. Abbreviation: n, the number of samplings falling into each range of temperature and relative humidity obtained in a one-year study
  2. *Mean of log10 (x + 1) ± SD