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Eradication of the Melon Fly from the Okinawa Islands in Japan: I. Estimation of Population Density and Number of Sterile Flies Required for Eradication

  • H. Kuba
  • H. Kakinohana
  • K. Kawasaki
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Abstract

Eradication of the melon fly, Dacus cucurbitae Coquillet, was achieved in Kume island in 1976, and in the Miyako islands in 1986 through the application of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT). We have been conducting the eradication project on the Okinawa islands since 1986. At first, we looked back over the past two successful examples and we discussed the estimation of wild melon fly population density, and the number of sterile flies to be released for eradication. We also discussed how to deal with the control strategy.

Keywords

Sterile Insect Technique High Density Area Kawasaki Syndrome Flight Ability Okinawa Island 
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  • H. Kuba
  • H. Kakinohana
  • K. Kawasaki

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