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Table 2.

Colour characteristics of the blunt poles of host and parasitic eggs prior to experimental reduction of the reflectance spectra

Blunt pole of host eggs
Blunt pole of parasitic eggs
VariablesUVUV0P*UVUV0P*
Brightness 32735.35±12341.89 34780.35±18879.44 0.67 32464.98±13682.90 31916.78±11722.26 0.89 
UV chroma 0.11±0.03 0.11±0.02 0.47 0.11±0.03 0.11±0.02 0.70 
Blue chroma 0.11±0.02 0.10±0.02 0.22 0.10±0.03 0.10±0.03 0.49 
Green chroma 0.16±0.03 0.16±0.03 0.84 0.15±0.04 0.15±0.03 0.95 
Yellow chroma 0.28±0.03 0.29±0.02 0.57 0.28±0.03 0.28±0.03 0.56 
Red chroma 0.35±0.05 0.35±0.04 1.00 0.36±0.05 0.36±0.05 0.89 
Hue 61.70±27.73 64.65±31.41 0.75 60.64±25.50 60.44±19.38 0.98 
Blunt pole of host eggs
Blunt pole of parasitic eggs
VariablesUVUV0P*UVUV0P*
Brightness 32735.35±12341.89 34780.35±18879.44 0.67 32464.98±13682.90 31916.78±11722.26 0.89 
UV chroma 0.11±0.03 0.11±0.02 0.47 0.11±0.03 0.11±0.02 0.70 
Blue chroma 0.11±0.02 0.10±0.02 0.22 0.10±0.03 0.10±0.03 0.49 
Green chroma 0.16±0.03 0.16±0.03 0.84 0.15±0.04 0.15±0.03 0.95 
Yellow chroma 0.28±0.03 0.29±0.02 0.57 0.28±0.03 0.28±0.03 0.56 
Red chroma 0.35±0.05 0.35±0.04 1.00 0.36±0.05 0.36±0.05 0.89 
Hue 61.70±27.73 64.65±31.41 0.75 60.64±25.50 60.44±19.38 0.98 

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

*

t-test, N1=7, N2=17

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