Recapture of Sterile Mediterranean Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in California’s Preventative Release Program

  title={Recapture of Sterile Mediterranean Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in California’s Preventative Release Program},
  author={J. David Barry and Todd Blessinger and Joseph G. Morse},
  booktitle={Journal of economic entomology},
Abstract In southern California, the sterile insect technique has been used since 1994 to prevent establishment of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann). This method involves the continual mass release of sterile flies, which suppress or eliminate any introduced wild fly populations. In addition, Jackson traps baited with trimedlure are deployed throughout the preventative release region for the dual purpose of detecting wild flies and monitoring released sterile flies… 

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