volume 168, issue 2, P137-147 2020
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12849
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Diana Pillay Iyaloo, Clelia Oliva, Sunita Facknath, Ambicadutt Bheecarry

Abstract: Abstract The use of the sterile insect technique (SIT) is being considered as an additional tool for the control of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae), the vector of Chikungunya and Dengue viruses in Mauritius. The aim of this study was to assess the competitiveness value of sterile males of different age and under various release conditions. Three release ratios were tested with sterile males of either 1, 3, or 5 days old at release. The competition of sterile males against same age or a mixed age…

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