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- Laban, John, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- The Florida entomologist 2016 v.99 no.sp1 pp. 131-137
- Epiphyas postvittana; air flow; glass; irradiation; locomotion; male effect; males; mass rearing; moths; pupae; quality control; scotophase; sex pheromones; sexual maturity; temperature
- ... Irradiation is used to provide sterile insects from mass-rearing facilities, but irradiation can degrade insect quality. A system is described that uses repeatable pheromone stimuli to activate male moths housed with clean airflow in a commercially available insect activity meter, for potential use in quality assessment of mass-reared moths in sterile insect programs. We tested sexually mature wil ...