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Table 1.

Comparison of the flight activity of male and female stable flies (Mann-Whitney U test), and comparison of the behavior of flies (both sexes) between the zone treated with lemongrass oil and the untreated zone (Wilcoxon W signed-rank test).

N Median value Percentiles Test
Time spent in movement (s)
 Males 11 95.7 38.1–148.8 U = 34
 Females 13 144.8 110.8–177 p = 0.030
Velocity (cm/s)
 Males 11 6.9 5.7–7.7 U = 10
 Females 13 15 10.4–16.9 p = 0.0001
Total time (s)
 Treated zone 24 63.7 41–163.7 W = 233
 Untreated zone 24 218.4 94.2–434.2 p = 0.016
Time spent in movement (s)
 Treated zone 24 22.3 11.3–35.8 W = 200
 Untreated zone 24 30.6 14–54.3 p = 0.160
Velocity (cm/s)
 Treated zone 24 9.8 7.2–14 W = 182
 Untreated zone 24 9.1 6.7–12.2 p = 0.371

Data that show significant differences are indicated in bold.

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