Mayren Sánchez-Rosario, Diana Pérez-Staples, Jorge Toledo, Javier Valle-Mora, Pablo Liedo
AbstractThe sterile insect technique (SIT) has been applied successfully for the control of several fruit fly species of economic importance. In species with lek mating systems, as in the Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens (Loew) (Diptera: Tephritidae) -where the variance in male mating success is high, males have to compete with other males, and where wild females are highly selective -the success of SIT depends on the sexual competitiveness of mass-reared sterile males. However, mass-rearing conditions re…
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