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Table 1.

Colour characteristics of the whole surface of the host and parasitic eggs prior to experimental reduction of the reflectance spectra

Host eggs
Parasitic eggs
VariablesUVUV0P*UVUV0P*
Brightness 50454.38±116.32 47722.39±16213.22 0.59 50019.07±15042.56 49878.44±17870.95 0.98 
UV chroma 0.12±0.02 0.11±0.02 0.23 0.11±0.02 0.11±0.02 0.37 
Blue chroma 0.11±0.02 0.11±0.02 0.39 0.12±0.02 0.11±0.02 0.10 
Green chroma 0.18±0.02 0.18±0.02 0.70 0.18±0.02 0.17±0.02 0.42 
Yellow chroma 0.28±0.03 0.29±0.03 0.38 0.28±0.03 0.29±0.03 0.23 
Red chroma 0.31±0.03 0.32±0.04 0.37 0.32±0.04 0.33±0.03 0.31 
Hue 81.31±26.55 81.09±29.64 0.98 80.56±25.93 80.34±26.62 0.98 
Host eggs
Parasitic eggs
VariablesUVUV0P*UVUV0P*
Brightness 50454.38±116.32 47722.39±16213.22 0.59 50019.07±15042.56 49878.44±17870.95 0.98 
UV chroma 0.12±0.02 0.11±0.02 0.23 0.11±0.02 0.11±0.02 0.37 
Blue chroma 0.11±0.02 0.11±0.02 0.39 0.12±0.02 0.11±0.02 0.10 
Green chroma 0.18±0.02 0.18±0.02 0.70 0.18±0.02 0.17±0.02 0.42 
Yellow chroma 0.28±0.03 0.29±0.03 0.38 0.28±0.03 0.29±0.03 0.23 
Red chroma 0.31±0.03 0.32±0.04 0.37 0.32±0.04 0.33±0.03 0.31 
Hue 81.31±26.55 81.09±29.64 0.98 80.56±25.93 80.34±26.62 0.98 

UV, experimental eggs coated with UV block;UV0, experimental eggs coated with Vaseline

*

t-test, N1=27, N2=17

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