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Table 3 Mean time of development from egg to adult (days ± 1) of Phortica oldenbergi, Phortica semivirgo and Phortica variegata per generation (F1, F2, F3) and feeding medium (Chestnut, Standard)

From: Laboratory breeding of two Phortica species (Diptera: Drosophilidae), vectors of the zoonotic eyeworm Thelazia callipaeda

Species Medium F1 (days ± 1) F2 (days ± 1) F3 (days ± 1)
Phortica oldenbergi Chestnut 14 (min = 11, max = 33, SD = 2.7) 23 (min = 16, max = 30, SD = 6.1) na
Standard 12 (min = 4, max = 49, SD = 5.9) 15 (min = 4, max = 30, SD = 7.2) 20 (min = 11, max = 30, SD = 8.6)
Phortica semivirgo Standard 15 (min = 7, max = 21, SD = 8.3) na na
Phortica variegata Chestnut 13 (min = 7, max = 21, SD = 3.3) na na
Standard 13 (min = 3, max = 46, SD = 9) 12 na
  1. na data not available