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Table 5 Percentages of correctly assigned species (ratios between parentheses) for viable eggs (V), non-viable eggs (NV) and both, using either size or shape, egg contour or operculum

From: Triatominae: does the shape change of non-viable eggs compromise species recognition?

Species Egg Operculum
% V % NV % V + NV % V % NV % V + NV
P. c. Si 82 (28/34) 95 (21/22) 87 (49/56) 35 (12/34) 59 (13/22) 45 (25/56)
Sh 100 (34/34) 73 (16/22) 87 (49/56) 56 (19/34) 64 (14/22) 62 (35/56)
P. h. Si 72 (48/67) 38 (21/55) 61 (74/122) 64 (43/67) 84 (46/55) 71 (87/122)
Sh 96 (64/67) 93 (51/55) 98 (119/122) 66 (44/67) 80 (44/55) 75 (92/122)
T. c. Si 81 (17/21) 50 (6/12) 70 (23/33) 76 (16/21) 75 (9/12) 76 (25/33)
Sh 100 (21/21) 100 (12/12) 97 (32/33) 76 (16/21) 42 (5/12) 70 (23/33)
R. e. Si 95 (18/19) 93 (13/14) 91 (30/33)
Sh 100 (19/19) 100 (14/14) 100 (33/33)
Global Si 79 (111/141) 59 (61/103) 72 (176/244) 58 (71/122) 76 (68/89) 65 (137/211)
Sh 98 (138/141) 90 (93/103) 95 (233/244) 65 (79/122) 71 (63/89) 71 (150/211)
  1. Abbreviations: P. c. Panstrongylus chinai, P. h. P. howardi, T. c. Triatoma carrioni, R. e. Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, Si size, Sh shape, Global total scores across species