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Table 3 Number of C. megacephala collected by day traps. Different letters in the same column indicate significant differences (Dunnett T3 post-hoc test, P < 0.05)

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

Sampling time periods, h All seasons Season
Summer Rainy season Winter
6:00–9:00 2.08 ± 0.78a 2.81 ± 0.31a 2.13 ± 0.51a 1.48 ± 0.84a
9:00–12:00 2.31 ± 0.53ab 2.69 ± 0.57a 2.27 ± 0.42a 2.07 ± 0.52ab
12:00–15:00 2.65 ± 0.36b 2.77 ± 0.42a 2.77 ± 0.25b 2.40 ± 0.32b
15:00–18:00 2.65 ± 0.62b 3.14 ± 0.53a 2.61 ± 0.69ab 2.35 ± 0.36b
One-way ANOVA F(3, 140) = 7.818, P < 0.0001 F(3, 32) = 1.616, P = 0.205 F(3, 56) = 5.317, P = 0.003 F(3, 44) = 6.952, P = 0.001
  1. Data are presented as mean of log10 (x + 1) ± SD for each time interval obtained from monthly data from each of three study sites in a one-year study