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Colonization and Establishment of Anastrepha serpentina for Mass-Rearing: Preliminary Results

  • E. Pinson
  • H. Celedonio
  • W. Enkerlin
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In Latin America some fruit fly species are serious agricultural pests. We must thus find better methods to control them. At the “Programa Moscamed” in Mexico we are carrying out a research project for the colonization and development of mass rearing technology for A. serpentina, A. obliqua and A. striata, in order to apply the Sterile Insect Technique for the control of these species. Here we describe preliminary results on colonization and mass rearing of A. serpentina. The general objectives were: a) To establish a laboratory adult colony that will produce enough eggs to produce up to 500,000 flies per week; and b) To develop an economic and feasible method for artificial mass rearing.


Sodium Hypochlorite Sodium Benzoate Agricultural Pest Sterile Insect Technique Mass Rear 
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  • E. Pinson
  • H. Celedonio
  • W. Enkerlin

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