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Table 4 Fecundity and parity status of C. megacephala females in each season. 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

Season Fecundity Parity status
No. of females counted No. of ovarioles (mean ± SD) Nulliparous, n (%) Parous, n (%) Total, n (%)
Summer 673 154.5 ± 45.8a 3853 (50.8) 3731 (49.2) 7584 (100)
Rainy season 1036 178.2 ± 54.1b 5410 (57.6) 3977 (42.4) 9387 (100)
Winter 669 163.7 ± 46.0c 2486 (60.7) 1608 (39.3) 4094 (100)
Total 2378 F(2, 2375) = 49.214, P < 0.0001 11,749 (55.8) 9316 (44.2) 21,065 (100)