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Table 1 Lifespans of adult Lutzomyia longipalpis reared on different β-glycosides/aglycones-supplemented diets. Insects were separated and followed after emergence from pupae

From: Transmission blocking sugar baits for the control of Leishmania development inside sand flies using environmentally friendly beta-glycosides and their aglycones

   Sucrose Amygdalin Esculin Mandelonitrile Esculetin
Males Median (days) 19 20 18 5 21b
Mean (days) ± SEM 17 ± 1 17 ± 1 15 ± 1 7 ± 1a 22 ± 1b
Mean reduction (%)   0 12 59 -29
Females Median 15 14 13 12 15
Mean ± SEM 15 ± 1 13 ± 1c 13 ± 1d 10 ± 1e 15 ± 1
Mean reduction (%)   13 13 33 0
  1. Values are expressed in days ± standard error of the mean (SEM). An asterisk indicates statistical difference (Paired t-test), comparing control and experimental groups aP < 0.0001 (two-tailed), t = 5.651 df = 59; bP < 0.0001, t = 4.378 df = 39; cP < 0.0001, t = 5.390 df = 79; dP < 0.0001, t = 12.47, df = 79; and eP < 0.0001, t = 8.922, df = 79