## Table 2 |
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Linear mixed effects model selection of Ae. aegypti development rate from hatch to pupation |
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Fixed factor |
Random factor |
AIC |
Δ AIC |
BIC |
Δ BIC |

T, Ph, D, Dt, EV | Author, Lat | -36.74 | 436.16 | -15.53 | 443.07 |

T, Ph, D, Dt, EV | Lat | -35.65 | 437.25 | -16.79 | 441.81 |

T, Ph, D, Dt, EV | Author | -118.3 | 354.6 | -96.28 | 362.32 |

T, Ph, D, Dt | Author | -124.9 | 348 | -105.6 | 353 |

T, Ph, Dt, EV | Author | -127.4 | 345.5 | -108.2 | 350.4 |

T, Ph, D, EV | Author | -196.5 | 276.4 | -175.2 | 283.4 |

T, D, Dt, EV | Author | -215.4 | 257.5 | -193.9 | 264.7 |

Ph, D, Dt, EV | Author | 39.35 | 512.25 | 58.62 | 517.22 |

T, D, Dt | Author | -222.8 | 250.1 | -204.5 | 254.1 |

T, Dt, EV | Author | -224 | 248.9 | -205.6 | 253 |

T, D, EV | Author | -395.2 | 77.7 | -374.5 | 84.1 |

D, Dt, EV | Author | 1.712 | 474.612 | 20.09 | 478.69 |

T, D | Author | -403.5 | 69.4 | -386.2 | 72.4 |

T, EV | Author | -466.8 | 6.1 | -448.9 | 9.7 |

D, EV | Author | -96.4 | 376.5 | -79.1 | 379.5 |

EV | Author | -131.6 | 341.3 | -117.3 | 341.3 |

T |
Author |
-472.9 |
0 |
-458.6 |
0 |

Fixed factors considered were temperature (T), photoperiod (Ph), density in larvae/mL
(D), diet in mg/larva/day (Dt), and environmental variability (EV). Environmental
variability represents constant versus variable temperatures. Random factors included
study author (Author) and latitude of origin for the *Ae. aegypti* study strain. AIC and BIC stand for Akaike and Bayes Information Criterion respectively.
∆ represents the difference with respect to the minimum value. The best model with
minimum values for each selection criterion is bolded. The AIC and BIC have negative
values because the models had positive log-likelihoods, which occur because the probability
densities evaluated at the observations are below 1, which produces a negative logarithm.
∆AIC and ∆BIC show differences with respect to the model that minimized each information
criterion.

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