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Table 1 Total abundance of arthropod communities per plot across all sample dates

From: Impact assessment of genetically modified herbicide-tolerant cotton on arthropod communities

Functional group Main orders 2019 2020
GGK2 K312 P value GGK2 K312 P value
Arthropod 14 944.7 ± 1 555.5 17 214.0 ± 1 520.9 0.908 14 108.3 ± 1 148.3 14 029.0 ± 819.7 0.620
Predatory 1 131.0 ± 231.1 1 196.0 ± 76.5 0.419 1 104.0 ± 138.8 1 081.3 ± 89.9 0.710
Main orders of predatory Araneae 660.0 ± 83.2 690.0 ± 63.3 0.017 545.3 ± 79.2 588.7 ± 22.9 0.988
  Coleoptera 10.3 ± 4.5 12.7 ± 2.1 0.037 82.3 ± 31.9 62.7 ± 25.4 0.894
  Hemiptera 375.7 ± 117.8 420.7 ± 19.3 0.455 275.0 ± 47.6 235.7 ± 31.3 0.425
  Neuroptera 83.7 ± 40.5 71.7 ± 10.0 0.895 196.0 ± 19.7 192.0 ± 51.1 0.986
Parasitic 107.0 ± 39.8 149.7 ± 12.2 0.117 66.0 ± 33.0 53.3 ± 4.7 0.972
Main orders of parasitic Hymenoptera 107.0 ± 39.8 149.7 ± 12.2 0.117 66.0 ± 33.0 53.3 ± 4.7 0.972
Herbivorous 13 675.3 ± 1 309.8 15 850.7 ± 1 610.0 0.877 12 929.3 ± 1 272.3 12 890.7 ± 913.7 0.892
Main orders of herbivorous Trombidiformes 67.7 ± 8.1 46.3 ± 38.7 0.946 33.0 ± 17.8 6.3 ± 4.2 0.041
  Coleoptera 236.7 ± 51.7 340.0 ± 91.3 0.346 325.7 ± 71.9 405.3 ± 43.5 0.046
  Hemiptera 9 496.7 ± 903.2 11 563.7 ± 1 610.4 0.993 10 714.7 ± 1 534.0 10 614.3 ± 943.7 0.672
  Lepidoptera 29.0 ± 8.9 29.7 ± 11.2 0.955 102.0 ± 24.6 84.0 ± 37.4 0.164
  Psocoptera 527.3 ± 117.2 544.0 ± 74.9 0.071 382.3 ± 21.4 418.3 ± 60.4 0.425
  Thysanoptera 3 317.7 ± 542.6 3 326.7 ± 282.8 0.325 1 371.7 ± 304.4 1 362.3 ± 182.6 0.546
Neutral 31.3 ± 14.6 17.7 ± 2.1 0.331 9.0 ± 10.4 3.7 ± 2.1 0.407
  1. Values are shown as mean ± SD. Significant differences based on repeated-measures ANOVA between GGK2 and K312