Uriel Gallardo-Ortiz, Diana Pérez-Staples, Pablo Liedo, Jorge Toledo
Anastrepha obliqua (Macquart) (Diptera: Tephritidae), commonly known as the West Indies fruit fly, is a pest species of mango, plum (both Anacardiaceae), and other commercial crops in various countries in the Neotropics, including Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean islands. Currently, the sterile insect technique (SIT) is used to control this pest. Here, the sexual competitiveness of mass-reared sterile A. obliqua males was evaluated against wild males in field cages. In the first experiment…
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