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Ten Years of Successful Medfly Sterile Mass Production at Metapa, Chiapas, Mexico

  • P. Liedo
  • J. L. Zavala
  • D. Orozco
  • C. Fredersdorff
  • A. J. Schwarz
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“An economic method for rearing large amounts of insects must be available...”. This was quoted repeatedly as the first requirement for the successful application of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) at the early stages of its development. According to Knipling (1979), if sterile insects are used to control or eliminate insect populations, it would be necessary to develop ways to rear the target insect in large numbers and at the lowest possible cost.. The extent to which the SIT will be practicable for any species will depend largely on the ability to mass produce large numbers of vigorous and competitive insects.


Pupal Weight Sterile Insect Technique Larval Diet Coffee Husk Mating Propensity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Liedo
  • J. L. Zavala
  • D. Orozco
  • C. Fredersdorff
  • A. J. Schwarz

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