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Table 7 Successful (offspring-producing) crosses, mean (± SD) number of eggs per female, percentage of viable eggs, and mean (± SD) development time of the eggs obtained per cross among Panstrongylus howardi and P. chinai (parental crosses) and interspecific crosses

From: Chagas vectors Panstrongylus chinai (Del Ponte, 1929) and Panstrongylus howardi (Neiva, 1911): chromatic forms or true species?

Species/experimental crossesNo. of crossesPre-oviposition time (days)Mean no. of eggsViable eggs (%)Development time (days)
P. chinai2411 ± 5.653488.8829.66 ± 1.47
P. howardi415 ± 1.415544.0329.28 ± 1.59
♀c × ♂h414 ± 2.005280.427.28 ± 0.99
♀h × ♂c518 ± 6.564089.0829.24 ± 1.26
  1. Abbreviations: ♀c × ♂h, female P. chinai × male P. howardi; ♀h × ♂c, female P. howardi × male P. chinai